Attack on forum of Hong Kong protesters
Date of report
  • December 2019
  • Chinese government
China’s government used its “Great Cannon” distributed denial of service (DDOS) system for the first time in two years to attack a forum where Hong Kong residents organized protests.
Suspected victims
  • Hong Kong protesters
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Denial of service
Target category
  • Civil society
  • Private sector