Red Hacker Alliance

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The Red Hacker Alliance (中国红客联盟) is an informal group of Chinese hackers that at one time had over 80,000 members, making it one of the largest hacking groups in the world.[1] In December 2004, the group took down their website and became inactive until March 2005, when it regrouped and relaunched its site.[2] Computer World Australia and InformationWeek both reported that members of the Red Hacker Alliance were involved in a planned DDOS attack against CNN.com on April 19, 2008.[3][4] CNN reported that they took preventative measures after news broke of the impending attack.[5]

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  1. ^ "'Red Hackers' back in China", Rediff.com, 2005
  2. ^ "China's anti-hacking alliance regrouped", Xinhua, March 26, 2005
  3. ^ Jongsma, Carl: "Chinese hackers poised for anti CNN attack on April 19", Computer World, 2008
  4. ^ Claburn, Thomas: "CNN Faces Cyberattack Over Tibet Coverage" InformationWeek, 2008
  5. ^ "CNN website targeted", April 18, 2008 CNN