GitHub Recovers From DDoS Attack

by Rize - 30-03-2015, 08:40 PM
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Posted: 30-03-2015, 08:40 PM
Was China Behind This?


GitHub appears to have been drawn into what may be an effort to disable services used to skirt censors in China.



GitHub, a company that hosts programming repositories, was slammed by what it calls the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in its nearly decade-long history.


On Sunday evening, GitHub reported that all of its systems were running at full health. However, GitHub remains on high alert.




The DDoS attacks, which began on March 26, used several methods to inundate GitHub with traffic from unsuspecting Web users.
The flood of traffic came from Baidu, the Chinese search engine company that is only second in size to Google globally, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

The traffic was directed at GitHub pages that linked to copies of GreatFire.org and the Chinese language version of the New York Times, both of which are banned in China, the report stated. GreatFire.org has spoken out against Chinese censors and the organization aids web users in China in skirting the government's blocks.


GitHub wouldn't confirm what elements of its systems appeared to have been the target of the DDoS attack. However, it indicated that it believed the attacks to be a concerted attempt at coercion.


"Based on reports we've received, we believe the intent of this attack is to convince us to remove a specific class of content," stated GitHub.


If the reports are true and GitHub was indeed attacked by the Chinese government or one of its proxies, it wouldn't be the first time the code repository has suffered a cyber offensive from China.


In January 2013, the Chinese government blocked access inside the country to the U.S.-based repository for computer code. In less than three days, however, China unblocked access to GitHub.


When GitHub was blocked back in 2013, GreatFire stepped up and provided a tutorial to help Web users get around the censorship.
Those who wish to keep an eye on the health of GitHub can do so by visiting GitHubStatus or by following the official Twitter page of GitHubStatus.

Source : http://www.techtimes.com/articles/43000/...d-this.htm
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Posted: 30-03-2015, 08:43 PM
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Posted: 30-03-2015, 08:43 PM
Wtf why are they doing like this lol.
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Posted: 30-03-2015, 09:20 PM
Awh, no numbers. I hate when companies report DDoS attacks and don't give specifics. For all we know, it could have been a < 100Gbps attack.. which with the technology available is easily mitigated.
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Posted: 30-03-2015, 09:26 PM
It's sad to see that sites like github get attacked. Those kids should focus on sites which are actually worth being taken down.
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Posted: 30-03-2015, 09:49 PM (This post was last modified: 30-03-2015, 09:49 PM by A.)
(30-03-2015, 09:20 PM)Pulseeey Wrote: Awh, no numbers. I hate when companies report DDoS attacks and don't give specifics. For all we know, it could have been a < 100Gbps attack.. which with the technology available is easily mitigated.

If the Chinese Goverment was involved it should be 1000Gbps+ cus you know, much internet & much computers = much gbps

(30-03-2015, 09:26 PM)BOOBS Wrote: It's sad to see that sites like github get attacked. Those kids should focus on sites which are actually worth being taken down.

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Posted: 30-03-2015, 10:05 PM (This post was last modified: 30-03-2015, 10:06 PM by Pulseeey.)
(30-03-2015, 09:49 PM)Nou4r Wrote:
(30-03-2015, 09:20 PM)Pulseeey Wrote: Awh, no numbers. I hate when companies report DDoS attacks and don't give specifics. For all we know, it could have been a < 100Gbps attack.. which with the technology available is easily mitigated.

If the Chinese Goverment was involved it should be 1000Gbps+ cus you know, much internet & much computers = much gbps


I doubt it was anywhere near 1Tbps, nothing would withstand that amount. It was probably below 500Gbps. We will probably never know because they didn't give specifics.
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Posted: 01-04-2015, 06:36 AM (This post was last modified: 01-04-2015, 06:37 AM by Hug.)
(30-03-2015, 10:05 PM)Pulseeey Wrote:
(30-03-2015, 09:49 PM)Nou4r Wrote:
(30-03-2015, 09:20 PM)Pulseeey Wrote: Awh, no numbers. I hate when companies report DDoS attacks and don't give specifics. For all we know, it could have been a < 100Gbps attack.. which with the technology available is easily mitigated.

If the Chinese Goverment was involved it should be 1000Gbps+ cus you know, much internet & much computers = much gbps


I doubt it was anywhere near 1Tbps, nothing would withstand that amount. It was probably below 500Gbps. We will probably never know because they didn't give specifics.

People can hit +1TB.

Why do you act like it's impossible? Many people to this day can hit +2TB. Tongue

But yeah it 'probably' was under 500GB.
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Posted: 01-04-2015, 07:25 AM (This post was last modified: 01-04-2015, 07:37 AM by Pulseeey.)
(01-04-2015, 06:36 AM)Hug Wrote:
(30-03-2015, 10:05 PM)Pulseeey Wrote:
(30-03-2015, 09:49 PM)Nou4r Wrote:
(30-03-2015, 09:20 PM)Pulseeey Wrote: Awh, no numbers. I hate when companies report DDoS attacks and don't give specifics. For all we know, it could have been a < 100Gbps attack.. which with the technology available is easily mitigated.

If the Chinese Goverment was involved it should be 1000Gbps+ cus you know, much internet & much computers = much gbps


I doubt it was anywhere near 1Tbps, nothing would withstand that amount. It was probably below 500Gbps. We will probably never know because they didn't give specifics.

People can hit +1TB.

Why do you act like it's impossible? Many people to this day can hit +2TB. Tongue

But yeah it 'probably' was under 500GB.

I believe you mean Tbps & Gbps.

It isn't impossible at all, but it is extremely unrealistic. It would take a farm of servers of over 25 (maybe less if you have VERY good amp lists) to get 1Tbps, let alone 2Tbps. Only extremeist groups like Lizard Squad or Anonymous would really be seen with that. Mostly everyone else are swag fags with online booters, whose entire networks dont even reach 1Tbps (using HF marketplace as a reference). Most don't even guarantee over 20Gbps/attack.

I would appreciate if you could message me some evidence of someone booting at such strength, that would make 1-2Tbps so standard as you so put it.
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Posted: 01-04-2015, 07:41 AM (This post was last modified: 01-04-2015, 07:46 AM by linkzy.)
Well now adays mostly peoples use 25 GBPs + to Crash or make a website down.
500 gbps max
1TB is possible these days but theres no proof i think


btw the biggest attack i ever have seen was 167 GBits/s.


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