Just keep swimming: Swimming Australia website rides out waves of DDoS traffic


The Swimming Australia website operation has reportedly activated a conflict mode given detecting an apparent DDoS conflict on a servers.
The Swimming Australia website operation has reportedly activated a conflict mode given detecting an apparent DDoS conflict on a servers.

Days after Australian bullion medalist swimmer Mack Horton indicted his Chinese opposition Sun Yang of doping, a Swimming Australia website has been experiencing a vast boost in traffic, clearly due to a distributed rejection of use (DDoS) attack.

Rather than disabling a site, a apparent conflict merely sent a website into “attack mode,” whereby browsers attempting to entrance a site are accurate for authenticity, according to a report by a Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

The occurrence has reportedly prompted suspicions of Chinese hacker involvement, following a disruptive DDoS conflict final Tuesday on a Australian Bureau of Statistics and a online census form. In a previous ABC report, Melbourne University cybersecurity consultant Suelette Dreyfus suggested a census conflict could have been Chinese hackers’ atonement for Horton’s criticisms of Sun, who was dangling for 3 months in 2014 after contrast certain for a criminialized substance.