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DDoS attack chokes Chinese net surfing

DDoS attack chokes Chinese net surfing

Millions of internet users in China had trouble accessing websites earlier this week after an attack on a domain registrar in that country touched off a network traffic jam.

Internet service in at least five provinces was halted or severely slowed by a chain reaction that was touched off by a distributed denial-of-service attack on the domain name system servers of DNSPod, according to news reports.

Among the sites that relied on DNSPod was, an extremely popular provider on streaming video. When users tried to visit the site, the massive number of unanswered DNS queries created yet more congestion on regional networks. The demand for had the effect of amplifying the DDoS attack on the registrar’s DNS servers.


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