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This article was published on April 1, 2015

GitHub is back after 5 days of DDoS attacks

GitHub is back after 5 days of DDoS attacks
Amanda Connolly
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Amanda Connolly is a reporter for The Next Web, currently based in London. Originally from Ireland, Amanda previously worked in press and ed Amanda Connolly is a reporter for The Next Web, currently based in London. Originally from Ireland, Amanda previously worked in press and editorial at the Web Summit. She’s interested in all things tech, with a particular fondness for lifestyle and creative tech and the spaces where these intersect. Twitter

The code management platform GitHub has emerged victorious after enduring almost a week of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

The company managed to get workarounds in place to settle the site and return to normal operations after experiencing crashes since March 26.

San Francisco-based GitHub saw huge amounts of traffic coming from Chinese search engine, Baidu, which caused the site to appear unavailable to other visitors.

While GitHub hasn’t pinned the attack on any specific organization, the pages targeted were ones that link to copies of websites banned in China.

The company has said that it is the biggest attack in its history.

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