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China Blames Massive Internet Blackout On Hackers

Evidence about the 45-minute outage points to botched censorship operation, not hackers, security experts say.

(Source: Pew Research.)
(Source: Pew Research.)

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Mathew
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Mathew,
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1/24/2014 | 6:11:00 AM
Re: Why DIT
HCHENG085, Do you mean that DIT may have hacked the Great Firewall? That's also a possibility, but technically speaking probably would have been much more challenging. "User error" seems more likely.
HCHENG085
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HCHENG085,
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1/23/2014 | 10:10:17 PM
Why DIT
All messages have been redirected back to DIT. That indicated that incidence was caused by the overthrowing-censorship tool by DIT. Perhaps, some freedom fighters were using DIT tools but failed to achieve its goal. 
RobPreston
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1/23/2014 | 11:34:58 AM
Re: Burned
Mat, this line's a keeper: What's Chinese for schadenfreude?
Drew Conry-Murray
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Drew Conry-Murray,
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1/23/2014 | 10:40:19 AM
Re: Burned
I'll be here all week. Remember to tip your waitress.
Mathew
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1/23/2014 | 10:31:18 AM
Re: Burned
Nice. Very nice.
Drew Conry-Murray
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1/23/2014 | 10:27:49 AM
Burned
I guess if you build a Great Firewall, sometimes you're going to get burned.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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1/23/2014 | 10:04:18 AM
UK
What's scary, is that the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, praises Chinese filter companies and wants to enact similar censorship here. It's already started with some ISPs, but they're so bad at it that they've been blocking sex education websites along with the pornography. 


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