GitHub DDoSed by China
GitHub has being suffering since 2:18 UTC this morning (27/03/2015) after a giant Denial of service attack managed to bring about a minor service outage.
GitHub has counter attacked by setting the requested pages to load a script that throws a browser error. Now all the users of sites with Baidu Analytics will have errors in their browsers.
The attack is thought to be perpetrated by the Chinese goverment, as the repositories being attacked are:
- The Chinese New York Times
- Greatfire - a site bringing transparency to the great firewall of china
GitHub have dealt with this attack extremely well. Even though GitHub has had moments that were rather slow today, websites hosted by GitHub are entirely unaffected and all will soon be back to normal.