Disruption of GitHub
Date of report
  • March 2015
A threat actor launched a denial of service attack against GitHub to prevent access to internet content banned in China, such as the New York Times. The incident was the first in which threat actors, believed to be associated with the government of China, used a tool dubbed the Great Cannon.
Suspected victims
  • GitHub
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Denial of service
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown