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  • Incident Reports | 1 April, 2010 (11:21)

    FCCC Website taken down after attacks

    Thursday, 1 Apr 2010

    Dear members,

    Over the past two days, the website of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China has been the target of persistent denial-of-service attacks. We have taken the site down temporarily while we work to sort out the problem.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but would like to reassure you that the activities of the FCCC in Beijing, including events that were publicized on the website, have not been affected.

    We do not know who is behind these attacks or what their motivation is. The attacks have come from IP addresses in both China and the U.S., but the physical location of the servers does not tell us much since hackers can use any machine they have been able to exploit. We are currently working with our technical advisers to find out more information and will update you when we can.

    The FCCC Board