外文标题：China hit by 'largest ever' cyberattack
BEIJING: China has been hit by the "largest ever" attack on its Internet structure, crashing the country's .cn servers, according to a government-linked agency.
The national domain name resolution service came under a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack for around two hours early on Sunday, the China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC) said in a statement.
Domain name resolution is a key part of how the Internet works, converting a website name into a set of digits -- the IP address -- that computers can recognise. The service in China focuses on websites with the .cn extension.
DDoS attacks are attempts to overload a server with a huge number of requests, so that it interrupts or suspends its functions.
A second wave of the assault in China two hours later grew into "the biggest of its kind ever", CNNIC said, without giving any indication of who might have been responsible.
"The resolution of some websites was affected, leading visits to become slow or interrupted."
Washington has repeatedly accused China of waging hacking attacks on the websites of US government agencies and businesses.
But Beijing has denied the accusations, saying China itself is a victim of Internet attacks.
Common Man (India)
wow ultra happy. Now you chinkies you are F**ked up this time.
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Prasanjit Maity (Unknown)
dont believe the news...they might have purposely shut down their servers to the show the world that even they r victim of hacking...just like the pakis do, attack the neighbors and then to gain sympathy, they conduct terrorist attacks on their on home turf...
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Pradeep Muniandi (Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
Might be an Indians hand involved who knows indians r good in hacking
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Amit Gupta ()
Hackers are being hacked hilarious.... Chor ke ghar Chori
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Joker (Gotham City)
May be an ALIEN attack to get the recipe of chowmein.
SARANATHAN Lakshminarasimhan (chennai)
This will be universal phenomenon/ Need to be tackled differently