GitHub Defenses Hold in 4-Days-and-Counting Battle
China attacks the biggest code repository in the world.
After battling a distributed denial of service attack for four days, GitHub on Monday was able to restore normal service levels.
The primary target of the assault is greatfire.org, which is hosted on GitHub. GreatFire has attracted the ire of the Chinese government for offering anticensorship tools, including access to uncensored versions of The New York Times.
“Very clearly, the Cyberspace Administration of China is behind both of the recent DDoS attacks,” GreatFire Co-founder Charles Smith told TechNewsWorld.