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Banks tread on thin ice amidst prevalent Denial of Service attacks
China’s Internet came to a grinding halt over the weekend as it was hit by the largest DoS attack ever; Bank of China’s online operations among one of many that experienced disruptions.

Aug 27, 2013 | Magessan Raj

A massive Denial-of-Service (DoS) strike brought down much of China’s Internet on Sunday, in what has been described as the biggest DoS attack ever faced by the Chinese government. The attack disrupted and slowed access to millions of websites, including those belonging to major institutions such as Bank of China, Sina’s social networking site Weibo, and The incident allegedly began at 2am Sunday morning, and was followed by a more intense attack at 4am, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), a state-run agency tasked with managing the .cn country domain. Aimed…

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Categories: China, Operational Risk & Security, Technology & Operations
Keywords: DoS, DDoS, CNNIC, CloudFlare, Matthew Prince, BoC, Dirt Jumper, DTCC
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