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DNS Attack Takes Down Internet in Five Northern and Coastal Provinces of China

According to Shanghai Daily, there has been an "organized Internet attack on Tuesday night which caused serious congestion in several provinces [in China] and left millions of users unable to gain access to the Internet."

This is the first time the regulator has published news about an investigation into an online attack in China within 24 hours, says Shanghai Daily. ..."It was an attack on DNS (Domain Name System) and the carriers and related firms should do more back-up to avoid similar incidents," the ministry said in a statement.

Related Links:
Internet attack 'organized' says Ministry Shanghai Daily, May.21.2009
DNS Attack Downs Internet in Parts of China PC World, May.21.2009

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DNS in CN By Howard Hoyt  –  May 25, 2009 12:13 pm PDT

Uh, while you are at it CN, how about taking down some of the spam servers and serial spam registrars ??

CN REAL effective at blocking anything that -might- be critical of their wonderful government. But happily look other way RE: spamming the world with Canada Pharmacy and Penis Patch spam via 'registrars' Xin Net and Xiamen Ename and NS by RU Centrohost and ANO.

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