China-based Cyber Attack Hits Australia Film Festival Site

From The Washington Post,

A China-based cyber attack on Saturday shut down online bookings for a leading Australian film festival, days before a controversial visit by a leading critic of Beijing, organizers said.

The attack on the Melbourne International Film Festival’s site is the second in just a few days. It comes after Beijing on Friday summoned Australia’s ambassador to protest at Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer’s planned visit to the festival.

Festival spokeswoman Asha Holmes said a site in Chinese had been discovered carrying instructions on how to attack the festival’s site. (


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