GitHub (DDoS) attack

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Joined Aug 27, 2009
The goal is to knock them offline. Github was the first high-profile victim and suffered a 1.35 Tbps assault —or what was then the biggest DDoS attack on record. But days later, an unnamed US service provider fended off a separate assault, which measured at 1.7 Tbps.

Unfortunately, the amplified DDoS attacks haven't stopped. They've gone on to strike over 7,000 unique IP addresses in the last seven days, Qihoo 360 said in a blog post. Most of the targets have been based in the US and China. Gaming sites including,, and have been among those hit.