GitHub may have been targeted by Chinese hackers in DDoS attack

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Code management platform GitHub has been fending off a days-long distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack since last Thursday. Security experts say the attack may have originated in China, reports The Wall Street Journal. Over the past few days, San Francisco-based GitHub has been hit with huge amounts of traffic from overseas users of Baidu, a Chinese search engine. The attack caused the service to appear unavailable to many users since March 26. GitHub, which hosts developers’ coding projects online, found an onslaught of traffic directed at two specific pages on its platform that linked to copies of two sites…



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