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23/04/2011

又一网站Twitition.com因为“释放艾未未”签名遭到DDoS攻击

允许用推特帐号进行请愿签名的网站Twitition.com也遭到类似与Change.org的攻击。网站建立者相信攻击的目标是“释放艾未未”签名。

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原文:
http://www.branded3.com/b3labs/how-jailing-a-prominent-chinese-artist-affected-our-leeds-based-agency/

下面是网站的声明翻译(来源http://twiffo.com/fZO):


中国著名艺术家被捕是如何影响到我们在利兹(Leeds)机构的 (#aiww #aiweiwei)

(4月21日)我们觉得,今天有一些好玩儿的新闻,Branded3不知不觉地卷入国际政治当中。我们的在线请愿网站,Twitition,在过去几周一直受到零星的分布式拒绝服务(DDoS)攻击, 直到今天, 我们无法揣测, 为什么有人会黑这个网站。

Twitition.com是一个在线请愿网站,我们建立它作为一种社会媒体力量的实验。在过去18个月已大规模成长,现已成为在线热门的社会工具之一,Twitter上有超过65万订阅者。详见:(1)

如果你一直关注着最近的新闻,你就会知道,著名的中国艺术家和社会活动家艾未未于4月3日去香港时在北京机场被中国当局逮捕。

更有趣的是,《个人电脑世界》(PC World) 和physorg.com昨天报道: 互联网请愿网站,Change.org,最近遭受了同样的攻击。 Change.org为社会行动提供了一个平台, 是一个用户参加社会改革活动签名的指挥塔;和 Twitition类似, Change.org运用互联网签名的力量,当然,用户可以通过社会媒体收集他们所选择的运动签名,这是他们的权力。但至关重要的是,无论Twitition还是Change.org都有要求北京“还艾未未自由”的请愿书,并且都在开展这些活动以来,受到同样的攻击。

据CBR报道(2),change.org首席执行官本.拉特雷说:“我们不知道这些攻击 的原因或确切来源,...我们知道的是,全球卓越的艺术博物馆使用了我们的平台,呼吁中国政府释放艾未未,并获得了空前的成功,于是我们成为来自中国地区高度复杂的拒绝服攻击的受害者。”

change.org 4月18日遭受攻击,而我们自己的Twitition从4月6日到8日就全被关闭了,我们的高级网络开发人员,道格拉斯.拉德本一直与专家合作来解决这个问题。

道格拉斯说:“最初,我们百思不得其解为何有人会对Twitition发动电子战争,更别说谁会这么干了。尽管如此,我们立即开始与我们的网站提供商紧密合作努力发现问题的根源,并尽量迅速平息。”

他补充说:“非常有趣的是,看到另一个类似的网站有同样的具有非常政治色彩的活动,也被打了。可能最重要的启示的一部分是攻击的起源都来自中国。”
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时间轴
2011年4月3日:艾未未被捕。
4月4日:格林威治时间03:51,加州推友@gexun在 Branded3’s Twitition网页发起请愿。
4月6日至8日, Twitition不能登陆, Branded3的高级网络开发人员和网站提供商在找问题的根源。
4月18日, Change.org报出受DDoS间歇式攻击, 作为同类Twitition也经受另一波攻击。
4月19日,@gexun发推,提到Change.org和Twitition,认为,两个网站不能登陆和反对艾未未被拘押的签名信有关。
至节稿时,@gexun's ‘Free Ai Weiwei’ (还艾未未自由)在Twitition上收到2550签名。 Guggenheim’s 在 change.org 收到 11万1168签名。
经历了4月18日的攻击后,我们会关注事情的进展。同时你也读读艾未未被抓的报道(3)
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1,http://www.branded3.com/b3labs/celebrating-4million-signatures-twitition-is-now-more-popular-than-miley-cyrus/
2, http://is.gd/yBODFu
3, http://is.gd/G18YCT


英文原文




Some interesting news today – we think – as Branded3 becomes unwittingly embroiled in international politics. Our online petition site, Twitition, has been the subject of sporadic distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks for the past couple of weeks, and until today, we were unable to fathom why anybody would want to try and bring the site down.

Twitition.com is an online petition site we built as an experiment in the power of social media. Over the last 18 months it has grown massively and is now one of the most popular social tools online, with over 650,000 followers on Twitter. Read more about Twitition here.


If you’ve been paying attention to the news of late, you’ll be aware that the prominent Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei was arrested by Chinese authorities at Beijing airport on 3rd April, as he passed through on his way to Hong Kong.

Interestingly, articles posted yesterday by the likes of PC World and physorg.com have reported that Internet petition site, Change.org, has recently suffered the same kind of attacks.

Change.org is a social action platform which provides a podium from which users can campaign for social reform; much like Twitition, Change.org utilises the power of the Internet petition, whereby users can collect signatures for their chosen campaign via social media.

Crucially though, both Twitition and Change.org feature highly-subscribed petitions for Beijing to ‘Free Ai Weiwei’, and both have been under the same attack since launch of these campaigns.

According to CBR, Change’s CEO Ben Rattray said: “We do not know the reason or exact source of these attacks… All we know is that after the unprecedented success of a campaign by leading global art museums using our platform to call on the Chinese government to release Ai Weiwei, we became the victims of highly sophisticated denial of service attacks from locations in China.”

While Change.org reported that their site suffered attacks on 18th April, our very own Twitition was down between the 6th and 8th April while our senior web developer, Douglas Radburn, worked with specialists to resolve the issue.

Douglas commented: “Initially, we were baffled as to why anybody would want to wage an e-war on Twitition, let alone who would do it. Nonetheless, we immediately began working closely with our hosting provider in an effort to discover the root of the problem and swiftly quash it.”

He added: “It’s very interesting to learn now that a similar site to our own, featuring an identical and very politically charged campaign, has been under attack. That the attack originated in China is probably the most significant part of the revelation.”

Timeline

3rd April 2011: Ai Weiwei was arrested

4th April: A petition was started on Branded3’s Twitition website at 03:51 GMT by Californian-based Twitter user @gexun (George Ge)

6th – 8th April: Twitition is down while Branded3’s senior developer works with hosting providers to determine the root of the problem

18th April: Change.org reports intermittent interference by DDoS attacks, while Twitition suffers another wave of the same ilk

19th April: @gexun posts a tweet mentioning Change.org and Twitition, suggesting that they were both down because of their associations with campaigns against the detention of Ai Weiwei

21st April: @gexun’s ‘Free Ai Weiwei’ petition on Twitition has so far received exactly 2,550 signatures*. The Guggenheim’s Change.org petition has so far received exactly 111,168 signatures*.

Having suffered another bout of attacks on 18th April, we’re interested to see how this story develops. In the meantime you can read more about Ai Weiwei’s arrest here.

* at time of writing

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