[WASC-WHID] WHID 2011-79: Change.org Victim of DDoS Attack From China

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*Entry Title: *WHID 2011-79: Change.org Victim of DDoS Attack From China
*WHID ID: *2011-79
*Date Occurred: *April 19, 2011
*Attack Method: *Denial of Service
*Application Weakness: *Insufficient Anti-automation
*Outcome: *Downtime
*Attacked Entity Field: *Politics
*Attacked Entity Geography: *
*Incident Description: *Change.org, an online petitioning platform, has come
under an ongoing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack originating
from China after the site hosted a call urging Chinese authorities to
release artist Ai Weiwei from custody.
*Mass Attack: *No
*Reference: *
http://www.pcworld.com/printable/article/id,225672/printable.html
*Attack Source Geography: *China
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