ChinaAid websites collapse under repeated malicious cyber attacks



Monday, December 6, 2010

ChinaAid Association

(Midland, Texas ─ Dec. 2, 2010) The Chinese-language website of ChinaAid Association, which monitors and reports on religious persecution and other human rights abuses in China, and a bilingual companion website have both collapsed under cyber attacks that began Tuesday evening, the group said on Wednesday.

ChinaAid's Chinese-language website at www.chinaaid.net and its www.monitorchina.org website, which provides Chinese and English material about religious persecution and the rule of law, were both inaccessible as a result of the attacks. Heavy malicious traffic had repeatedly caused the website’s server, which is located in the United States, to crash. Its technical staff was still working hard Wednesday evening to restore the websites. ChinaAid’s mirror English-language site at www.chinaaid.org, which is hosted by a different server, had so far been unaffected.


China Aid Contacts
Rachel Ritchie, English Media Director
Cell: (432) 553-1080 | Office: 1+ (888) 889-7757 | Other: (432) 689-6985
Email: r.ritchie@chinaaid.org
Website: www.chinaaid.org