Github ddos attack
We know github popular platform for developers & coders around the world – was hit with a big ddos attack in the continuous 24h last night.
We've been under continuous DDoS attack for 24+ hours. The attack is evolving, and we're all hands on deck mitigating.
— GitHub Status (@githubstatus) March 27, 2015
Appears to be hijacking http and redirecting traffic to two known projects that allow Chinese people access to the New York times. github.com/cn-nytimes/ and github.com/greatefire/ well known group of people that fight against Chinese government censorship related to internet freedom.
All the function was triggered from this file http://hm.baidu.com/h.js every two seconds to load random url’s
Thanks to [email protected] from insight labs for detailed investigation.
Result for Github a massive flood of traffic, which last for more than 24 hours before causing the partial outage. The attack is still ongoing as github reporting a new surge in the attack.
We've deployed our volumetric attack defenses against an extremely large amount of traffic. Performance is stabilizing.
— GitHub (@github) March 27, 2015
Github has recently reported on going heavy ddos attack, assuming same method we described above.
All systems reporting at 100%. Attack traffic continues, so we remain on high alert.
— GitHub Status (@githubstatus) March 30, 2015