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LIHKG forum under 'unprecedented attack'

2019-08-31 HKT 10:13
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  • The LIHKG team said they were taking urgent measures to mitigate the attack. Image: Shutterstock
    The LIHKG team said they were taking urgent measures to mitigate the attack. Image: Shutterstock
Moderators of one of Hong Kong's most popular chat forums – a regular place for discussion of protests and pro-democracy activities – say it is facing its biggest ever distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

Users of the LIHKG Forum, sometimes described as Hong Kong's answer to the Reddit bulletin board system, said they were unable to access it via mobile app on Saturday morning, though mobile and desktop web versions were functioning.

In a DDoS attack, a website's servers are bombarded with a flood of internet traffic from a range of sources with the intention of taking it offline.

The LIHKG team said they were taking urgent measures to mitigate the attack and would update users via social media channels.