A group that helps Internet users in China see blocked websites says Chinese authorities are behind cyberattacks against the group's site and a U.S.-based web resource for programmers that hosts some of the group's data.
The anti-censorship group Greatfire.org said in a statement Monday that their analysis shows Chinese authorities carried out denial-of-service attacks that have intermittently shut down San Francisco-based Github over the past week. Greatfire.org said it has mirrored some of its content on Github repositories, and that the data was the target of the attacks.
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Greatfire.org said the attacks are the first China has launched against foreign sites.
The Cyberspace Administration of China didn't respond to requests for comment Tuesday.