A massive cyber-attack in China

On Sunday 25th August 2013 China was hit by the “largest ever” cyber-attack on its internet network. As a consequence, all access to .cn websites was blocked for several hours, according to a government-linked agency. In other words, many Chinese websites went temporarily offline.  Source (photo): http://www.foxnews.com According to the “China…

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Cyber-attack on a Lithuanian news portal

During the 2013 Eurovision song contest, the Lithuanian websiteDelfi.lt revealed rigged voting from Lithuania giving extra votes to Russia. Obviously it is not cricket and not a good omen for Lithuania which will take over the EU presidency soon…cedric

Source (photo): http://www.ledauphine.com

The revelation of such news had relative impacts on the Internet in Lithuania.
Indeed, a threatening email was sent to editors of the DELFI website jeopardising them if they did not remove the article dealing with the vote-rigging scandal of the Eurovision song contest. However, the editors decided not to budge. As a consequence, DELFI was subjected to a “distributed denial of service” (DDOS) attack, which means a great deal of bogus requests made the web pages and other services which are hosted on the targeted servers not available to the rest of the world.

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