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Chinese government linked to largest DDoS attack in GitHub history

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Apr
2015
Chinese government linked to largest DDoS attack in GitHub history

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On March 26, 2015, a very well-coordinated distributed denial of service () was waged on GitHub, the heir apparent to the now-closing Google Code. GitHub characterized this as the largest DDoS in its history.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EEF) and security researchers Netresec name the Chinese government as the culprits of the attack, which lasted until March 31, 2015. Here’s an overview of why the cloud-based git repository host was targeted.

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