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Apr 22 2008   10:30AM GMT

Flame fizzles out on CNN attack

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The phrase “give us sixty seconds and we’ll give you the world” is not just used by over eager grooms on their wedding night, it is also the slogan of news channel CNN.

However, visitors to the CNN website this month had to wait considerably more than sixty seconds for pages to load after the news channel fell victim to a denial of service attack. Allegedly, hacker groups in China launched attacks against the CNN Web site on Saturday over the network’s coverage of unrest in Tibet.

Without a hint of irony the CNN website reported, “Angry Chinese bloggers have accused CNN and several other Western news organisations of being unfair in covering recent pro-independence protests in Tibet, which is controlled by China.”

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