Early Sunday morning, China was hit by the largest distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack in it’s history.
The attack began at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, followed by a more intense attack at 4 a.m. It lasted up to four hours, disrupted China’s internet service and left many sites with the .cn extension down.
The country has not speculated on who may be responsible. However, CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince said that “while it’s possible a sophisticated group of hackers took .cn down, it may have well been a single individual.”
In a statement, China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC) confirmed that the attack was the largest the agency had ever faced and said they are working to enhance the “service capabilities”.