Pro-China site hit by hackers

Wednesday, 9 July 2003, 2:36 PM EST

Has the mass hacker attack which began last Sunday claimed a high-profile victim in China?

The official China news organ the People's Daily reported that Web site blogchina.com seemed to have been knocked out by a flooding denial of service (DOS) attack.

The site is now back online.

Fang Xingdong, founder and owner of the Web site, was quoted as saying that the attack had been provoked by his outspoken attacks on online porn. The news agency said that "blogchina.com recently launched a campaign against online porn services, with erotic, lucrative short messages especially under fire."

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