Denial-of Service Attack Takes Down 5,000 Sites

A distributed denial-of-service attack that affected thousands of customers at Codero and other hosting providers appeared to come from within China and to be launched at a Chinese site that is critical of communism or its Domain Name System provider, Codero said. The disruptions that took Codero's customers offline for most of the morning were collateral damage in the attack, said Ryan Elledge, chief operating officer at Codero.