The behavior was first reported on Sunday. A Facebook spokesperson said that it was occurring locally and beyond the reach of their servers. The social media site is probing the situation, reported The Verge. The attack causes sites using Facebook Login to redirect users to two sites: an open-source software project, wpkg.org or a personal travel blog, ptraveler.com. Also Read - Netflix could launch its video game streaming service next year, at no extra cost
It’s not clear why the Chinese government would want to send users to these sites. However, it’s not the first time that China has performed this kind of traffic interception. A similar redirection was used in March to perform a denial-of-service attack on GitHub , apparently in retaliation for dissident content posted through the service.