China's Great Firewall directs millions to open door to free surfing

    Date22 Jan 2014
    Posted ByAlex
    It's believed that human error caused a glitch in the country's firewall, sending people to a company that sells anti-censorship technology to Chinese citizens. China's formidable Great Firewall, which blocks access to all sorts of Web services and believed threats to the country's people, was the victim of a glitch on Wednesday that saw hundreds of millions of Chinese Web users attempting to access allowed sites being redirected to the homepage of Dynamic Internet Technology (DIT), a company that sells technology allowing Chinese citizens to get around the firewall.

    Although state-run media outlets have said that the glitch was in fact a successful hack, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday that no hacking attempts were identified, making those sources wonder if simple human error caused the issue when modifications were made to the firewall.

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