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GitHub under `Largest DDoS in Site History’

GitHub is suffering an ongoing DDoS attack after search engine traffic was redirected to flood the code repository. On March 25, Baidu traffic began hitting a pair of URLs hosted on GitHub and causing temporary disruptions of the service. "We are currently experiencing the largest DDoS attack in github.com’s history,” the company announced. “The attack involves a wide combination of attack vectors. These in...

China’s Anti-Censorship Service Hit by First DDoS Attack

GreatFire.org, the non-profit organization helping Chinese Internet users bypass the censorship of the Great Firewall, reports that its mirror sites are flooded with 2.6 billion requests per hour, or 2,500 times more traffic than usual. In a blog post, the organization admitted it was overwhelmed by the attack, which is the first disruption the company has ever faced. GreatFire.org says the attack, which be...

Microsoft Tackles Piracy with Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Microsoft announced it will deliver its newest Windows version for free to everyone using pirated copies of the software, according to Reuters. Sometime this summer, Windows users from 190 countries will receive free upgrades to Windows 10, regardless whether their license is original or pirated. The initiative was announced at the WinHEC technology conference in Shenzhen, China by Terry Myerson, Microsoft...

Bitcoin exchange vanishes

According to local media reports, Bitcoin exchange MyCoin has disappeared in a puff of virtual digital smoke, taking with it possibly as much as US $387 million in funds belonging to as many as 3000 local investors....

Alleged Baidu Spyware Gathering User Data From Sony Xperia Smartphones

Sony Xperia Smartphones with Android 4.4.2 or 4.4.4 KitKat versions have been allegedly found to send user data back to China-based servers of Baidu, according to a post from XPERIA Blog. The alleged spyware was found after users reported a strange folder named "Baidu." The folder appeared automatically with no user permission and it automatically reappears even if it is deleted with admin rights or from Sa...

FBI Points Fingers at China, Warns U.S. Enterprises of Cyber-Attacks

The Federal Bureau of Investigation blames China for hackings targeting U.S. companies, and warns enterprises to stay on guard to prevent future breaches, according to Reuters. The agency said it recently got information regarding a group of Chinese cyber-actors affiliated to the Beijing government, who are regularly stealing “high-value information from U.S. commercial and government networks through cyber...

NSA Agents Physically Infiltrated Communication Companies from China, Germany and South Korea

The latest Snowden leaked documents revealed that the NSA has physically infiltrated and compromised devices and networks from communication companies within China, Germany and South Korea during their "physical subversion" programs. The Intercept reported that the National Security Agency used "under cover" agents to access important systems and data from the communication industry. "The documents describe...

GreatFire Alleges Chinese Government Intercepted Traffic to Yahoo amid Hong Kong Protests

GreatFire, the online censorship monitor, accused the Chinese Government of intercepting traffic to Yahoo using fake and self-signed X.509 certificates, according to a Twitter announcement. The alleged man-in-the-middle attack was also analyzed by Netresec, a Swedish-based network forensics company that confirmed the existence of fake X.509 certificates  in the other two cases. "The purpose of GFW (a.k.a. `...

GreatFire accuses China of Intercepting CERNET Traffic to Google, Man-In-The-Middle Attack via Fake X.509 Certificates

Online censorship monitor GreatFire accused the Chinese government of carrying out a MitM (Man-In-the-Middle) attack by intercepting encrypted SSL traffic between the China Education and Research Network (CERNET) and Google, according to a blog post. Google and many of its services are blocked in China due to internet censorship and the only access is through CERNET. “Instead of just outright blocking Googl...

China Plans to Boost Internet Security after Huawei Spying Report

China plans to beef up internet security after allegations that the US National Security Agency spied on one of the country’s major telecommunications companies, according to Reuters. The Defense Ministry accused the US of “hypocrisy and despotic rule,” following news that the NSA infiltrated Huawei Technologies’ servers. "For a while now, some Americans have jabbered on and on, condemning Chinese hacking a...

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