An activist group working to end China’s Internet censorship is facing an ongoing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that threatens to cripples its activities.
GreatFire.org, a censorship watchdog based within the country, reported on Thursday that it had been hit with its first DDoS attack.
Although it’s not known who is behind the attack, China has been suspected of using the tactic before to take down activist websites.
DDoS attacks work by using an army of hacked computers to send an overwhelming amount of traffic to a website, effectively disabling it.
In an Internet posting, GreatFire said that it was seeing 2.6 billion requests per hour, and that its websites had been forced offline.
“We are not equipped to handle a DDoS attack of this magnitude and we need help,” the group added.
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