Two men were recently arrested for launching a denial of service attack against the University of Hong Kong that disabled an online poll regarding citizens' preferred government leaders.

"Broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) reported that the men, aged 17 and 28, were arrested at the weekend after the online poll was disrupted for a large part of Friday and some of Saturday," writes The Register's Phil Muncaster.

"AFP reported that Hong Kong uni’s back-end systems buckled under the huge volume of traffic," Muncaster writes. "'The system has been very busy,' Robert Chung, director of the university's program, apparently told reporters. 'We suspect it is under systematic attack as there are more than one million clicks on our system every second.'"

Go to "Election poll shot down by DDoS-ers" to read the details.

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