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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
UBAH ! Sarawak4Change : Malaysiakini, Sarawak Report Sites Down Due To DOS Attacks - Update
Update2: You can now also read a strip down version of Malaysiakini at this url http://22.214.171.124/
Update1: Another Malaysiakini site here and Sarawak Report here.
Update: Malaysiakini can also be accessable here.
Both Sarawak Report and Malaysiakini web sites have been under constant Denial-of-service (DOS) attacks.
A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person or people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely. Perpetrators of DoS attacks typically target sites or services hosted on high-profile web servers...read more at wikipedia.
Denial-of-service attacks are considered violations of the IAB's Internet proper use policy, and also violate the acceptable use policies of virtually all Internet service providers. They also commonly constitute violations of the laws of individual nations.
There have been many instances of websites under DOS attacks in Malaysia but the authority seems not been able to apprehend the culprit and we can just keep on wondering why?
Malaysiakini is now temporary using FaceBook as base for their reports here.
Sarawak Report is available here and SarawakReport.wordpress
Posted by Richard Loh at 6:25 PM