Chinese DDoS attacks hit News Limited

Summary:The company, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, has seen numerous distributed denial-of-service attacks aimed at its Australian infrastructure

News Limited has had numerous distributed denial-of-service attacks aimed at its infrastructure in Australia and around the globe, according to its Australian IT security manager, Bob Hinch.

Hinch, who is one of four working on IT security in Australia for News Limited was at a media briefing held by security company Websense in Sydney on Tuesday, where he revealed the media giant had been hit by numerous denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The attacks often came together with email extortion notices demanding the retraction of articles, which he said he mostly referred to the police.

The police had no power to do anything about it, he said, and often the problem had been referred to the Australian High Tech Crime Centre.

Read more of China aims DDoS at Rupert Murdoch on ZDNet Australia.

Topics: Security

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