chinese internet outage

We’ve seen what exactly happens when a DDoS attack is initiated on a web site, such what happened to The Pirate BayReddit and even Apple’s iMessage users, and apparently China’s Internet is currently suffering from what its government is calling the largest attack they’ve ever faced.

A portion of China’s Internet went down on Sunday morning approximately at 2 a.m. with a more intense attack carried out at 4 a.m., according to China Internet Network Information Center. The attack was aimed at the registry which allows users to access sites with a “.cn” extension, which was reportedly down for approximately anywhere between two to four hours. Even though the registry suffered from the DDoS attacks, many Chinese service providers store a record of parts of the registry for a certain period of time, meaning only a portion of the users accessing the Internet were affected by the attack.

Fortunately, the attacks seemed to have stopped as of Monday morning with Chinese Internet users affected by the outage able to access there Internet once again. At this time, the Chinese government has yet to pinpoint who exactly is behind these attacks, although we’re sure we’ll be hearing more about it in the coming days.

Filed in Web. Read more about china and internet. Source: blogs.wsj

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