‫ GitHub combats DDoS cyberattack


Number: IRCNE2015082612
Date: 2015/08/28
According to “zdnet”, GitHub has been working to mitigate a new DDoS attack levied against the service this week.
The code repository, used to host code ranging from security systems to application frameworks as well as data dumps, was made aware of connectivity problems on Tuesday at approximately 10.40 BST. Following an investigation into the issue, the website's team realized they were under a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, yet again.
DDoS attacks involve hijacking Internet traffic, whether through malware or browsers, and turning this traffic to an unintended target.DDoS is a common technique for disrupting websites, and may also be used as a way to distract security teams while more severe network intrusion occurs.
According to a GitHub service report, An hour later, GitHub began pushing back in an attempt to mitigate the DDoS attack, and response times were slower than usual while repairs and restoration were undertaken. At 13.52 BST, service was restored. On Wednesday, systems reported at 100 percent, suggesting the attack is now over.
GitHib has earned itself a few enemies due to content stored on the website, and so DDoS attacks are not necessarily surprising. In March this year, the site became the victim of a DDoS attack lasting close to a week.
It is not yet known why GitHub is yet again under assault, or where the DDoS attack originated from.

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