Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Chinese Police Detain Four for Hacking Internet Servers

A Xinhua newswire article, via Enterprise Security Today, reports that:

Chinese police have detained four suspects for online hacking activities which eventually led to temporary but widespread failure of Internet access in China on May 19, the Ministry of Public Security said Tuesday.

The ministry said the suspects were detained on May 29 following police investigations in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces.

Giving no more details than surnames of two suspects, Xu and Wang, the ministry said the suspects allegedly launched a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against the servers of DNSPod, a Chinese DNS (domain name system) provider and domain registrar.

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