Massive cyberattack on ‘.cn’ domain cripples Chinese websites

China’s government says that it faced the largest denial of service attack that it’s ever seen this Sunday, sending access to .cn websites to crawling speeds — if they could be accessed at all. The China Internet Network Information Center, which manages the .cn domain, said that the attacks occurred around 2AM and 4AM Sunday morning, with service being slowly restored afterward. It apologized for the disruption of service, but didn’t give any suggestion as to the source or motivation behind the attack. Speaking with The Wall Street Journal, the web host CloudFlare reported seeing a 32 percent drop in traffic across the Chinese domains hosted on its network during the attack.

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