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China resurrects Great Cannon for DDoS attacks on Hong Kong forum


After more than two years since it's been used the last time, the Chinese government deployed an infamous DDoS tool named the "Great Cannon" to launch attacks against LIHKG, an online forum where Hong Kong residents are organizing anti-Beijing protests.

The last time the Great Cannon was used was in 2017 when Chinese authorities used it for DDoS attacks against Mingjingnews.com, a New York-based Chinese news site.

Prior to that, the Great Cannon rose to infamy after the Chinese government used it to launch DDoS attacks against GitHub (for hosting tools to aid Chinese users bypass China's ...


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