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[liberationtech] Cryptocat Censored in China

Joss Wright joss-liberationtech at
Sat Dec 22 09:04:11 PST 2012

On Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 05:48:34PM +0100, Ralph Holz wrote:
> PS: While I was at it, I checked the current DNS rewriting for
> It still points to a Korean IP.

Some of the more fun DNS poisoning in my experiments[1] were >=15
apparently unrelated servers across China all redirecting
to '' or '', and a separate set redirecting
to ''.

A New Scientist journalist wrote up that work[2] and contacted both
sites. Tony Castro[3] instantly threatened to sue everyone in sight for
implying that he was a Chinese sleeper agent. The Pet Club webmaster had
noticed the Chinese traffic and was interested to know where it had come
from. :) (I suggested setting up a few China-focused pay-per-view


[1b] (Original)
[2] (Requires registration.)
[3] (A life story worth Googling...)

Joss Wright | @JossWright

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