In China in 8:00 fails Internet




As a result of human error hundreds of millions of Chinese Internet users could not access to local websites, including popular resources Baidu and Sina, for 8 hours starting around 3:15 on Tuesday, January 21.

The reason was the failure of the “Great Chinese Firewall” – a system to filter internet content, established by the government of the PRC in 2003. With this system, the Chinese government blocks access of citizens to undesirable foreign Internet resources and publications.

Chinese users when trying to open a local resource, they got to the page of Dynamic Internet Technology (DIT), which offers a service Freegate (service to bypass the “Great Chinese faerfola”). But the company DIT his involvement in the crash challenged.

Some experts have already called the largest failure in history. The newspaper The New York Times published the words Heiko Specht (Heiko Specht) Company of Detroit Compuware: «I had never seen a failure of this magnitude.”

Data, which were presented by Qihoo 360 Technology, engaged in information security, argue that failure affected three-quarters of Chinese servers DNS (DNS servers associated digital IP-address with the letter designations domains) reported

The Government of China denies the assumption of cyberattack by enemies of the state regime and said that the problem was caused by a technical mistake made ​​while editing the firewall settings.
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