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Chinese police have arrested four gamers who allegedly launched denial of service attacks that disrupted internet communications across the country back in May. The group allegedly ran a denial-of-service attack against a rival online gaming group. The DNS servers of DNSPod, a firm that provides services to gaming sites, were …

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Made in China

Cotton working must be well paid if he decided to set up his own set of private servers then spent $41k to protect them and then a further undisclosed amount for a personalised attack script. It should be noted they sourced a botnet and this specialised skiddie online, so much for the Great Firewall.

China had better be careful, the peasants are revolting but this time they're netxperts.

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What's in a name?

Was there no temptation to use the strapline: "Bing causes massive Chinese web outage." or "Bing involved in DDOS attack"?

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Anonymous Coward

I'd be pissed off too...

If MS was trying to turn my surname into a verb...

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"Terrorists build Bot Farm from old 486 PC's - More Later"

From the linked to article : "DNSPod's overwhelmed servers became unable to handle DNS requests and instead forwarded them on to servers operated by major provider China Telecom, where they could not be processed. The unanswered information requests piled up and froze Internet access for hours in parts of six different provinces".

So much for the alleged resilience of the Internet, though it's not actually explained in accurate technical terms what did happen. Makes one wonder just how easy it is to bring the whole Net infrastructure crashing around our ears. With "the Cloud" it may well soon be that the sky will very much be falling.

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"Bing Responsible For Paralising Internet" anyone?

Shouldn't it be on the front page?

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Bah!

One more donor for the organ banks then.

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This just in

EU to investigate Bing for possible DDOS attacks.

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charged with

The charges were 'Blocking the internet in an unauthorized fashion' As opposed to the *authorized* fashion that the Great firewall does.

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