China Implicated In Cyberattacks on Git Hub, GreatFire.org (video)

Baidu's webpage is hijacked to DDoS GitHub (Published March 26, 2015)

GitHub System Status: 2015-03-29
GitHub System Status: Current

.Chinese authorities compromise millions in cyberattacks | GreatFire.org: ".. Based on the technical forensic evidence ... and the detailed research that has been done on the GitHub attack, we can now confidently conclude that the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) is responsible for both of these attacks. Hijacking the computers of millions of innocent internet users around the world is particularly striking as it illustrates the utter disregard the Chinese authorities have for international as well as even Chinese internet governance norms. There was no way for an average internet user to prevent themselves from being exploited as part of this attack ... Inserting malicious code in this manner can only be done via the Chinese Internet backbone. Even if CAC did not launch the DDoS attack directly, they are responsible for managing the internet in China and it is not possible that they did not know what was happening. These attacks have occurred under CAC’s watch... Lu Wei and the Cyberspace Administration of China have clearly escalated the tactics that they use to control information. The Great Firewall has switched from being a passive, inbound filter to being an active and aggressive outbound one. This is a frightening development and the implications of this action extend beyond control of information on the internet. In one quick movement, the authorities have shifted from enforcing strict censorship in China to enforcing Chinese censorship on internet users worldwide. CAC can launch these attacks quickly and easily and they have the technical and financial resources behind them to continue to launch DDoS attacks against any website, anywhere in the world... " (emphasis and CAC hyperlink added)

see also: DDoS Attack on GitHub Linked to Earlier One Against GreatFire.org | Threatpost |

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