China clamps down to keep citizens isolated from the world

Later On

No wonder China supports North Korea, the world’s most hermetically sealed nation. From ycombinator:

GitHub hit by DDoS attack

This is an article [0] summarizes what happened. It is however in Chinese. So let me put a simple summary here:

Baidu has Baidu Analytics, a service similar to Google Analytics. In short, a website includes a javascript file from Baidu and Baidu will report some basic analytics to the site manager like how many visitors per day, how much time they spent on average per page etc.

Someone in the middle between a client outside China and Baidu, allegedly it should be the Great Fire Wall, changed the javascript file from Baidu and added some code so that any client executing the javascript file will periodically access https://github.com/greatfire/ and https://github.com/cn-nytimes/. This means any user who is accessing a site using Baidu Analytics will be an attacker to github.

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