Hong Kong University Public Opinion Poll muzzled

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Hong Kong University Public Opinion Poll muzzled

Postby Red Dwarf » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:21 pm

http://hkupop.hku.hk/english/ is currently down due to a massive DDOS attack. Extracted from Google cache:
The survey finds that in terms of absolute rating, the strength rating of “Hongkongers” has significantly increased, that of “Chinese” and “citizens of the PRC” . . .


One can't help concluding that this attack is politically motivated. InfoSecurity magazine comments
Ref: http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/vi ... sive-ddos/
19 June 2014
Even Amazon Web Services servers couldn’t cope with traffic overload.

A major anti-Beijing news site and an online voting platform have been hit by major DDoS attacks rendering them unusable, just days before an unofficial referendum in Hong Kong on universal suffrage.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloudflare and UDomain all suffered major DDoS attacks on June 14 and 15 in what many are seeing as a deliberate attempt to disrupt the vote.
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