Aug 10 2009
UPDATED: At bottom
An English language news website in Shanghai reported that a denial of service attack had been launched on the site of the Shanghai license auction system on July 22. About 8000 people were hoping to get licenses for their newly purchased cars but were unable to reach the site due to the attack. The hopefuls were able to bid again the following week.
An August 11th hackbase.cn article indicates that the attacker, 22 year-old Zhou was arrested after an intense investigation by the Public Security Bureau. The police reported that the denial of service attack involved thousands of “meat chickens”, Chinese slang for bots or zombie computers. One more time – Chinese hackers: don’t hack inside China…
UPDATE: Oh my, just a junior-high student and to top it off, Yinghacker totally smacks down the kid’s hacking skills. Calls them “something an amateur could learn in two weeks“. Bonus, ignore what I said before, I think Yinghacker is a female. Perhaps I’ll post a couple of pictures of her later.
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