Posted 03/30/2015 at 10:39 AM
Posted 2 years ago
GitHub is trying to battle back after being hit by a DDoS attack.
Last week, the attack began, reportedly targeted to two projects involving Chinese anti-censorship that are hosted at GitHub.
GitHub’s Gists service was affected in the attack — GitHub said they are working to continue their defense of the attack.
One of the targeted projects displays the content of The New York Times for Chinese users. The other project under attack is Greatfire.org, a group that monitors website censorship in China.
A blogger who goes by the nickname of [email protected] on a Chinese- and English-language computer security forum said “people outside China are being weaponized to target things the Chinese government does not like, for example, freedom of speech.”