[WASC-WHID] WHID 2011-71: Malaysiakini under DDOS attack ahead of Sarawak election tomorrow

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Mon Apr 25 09:19:12 EDT 2011


*Entry Title: *WHID 2011-71: Malaysiakini under DDOS attack ahead of Sarawak
election tomorrow
*WHID ID: *2011-71
*Date Occurred: *April 15, 2011
*Attack Method: *Denial of Service
*Application Weakness: *Insufficient Anti-automation
*Outcome: *Downtime
*Attacked Entity Field: *Government
*Attacked Entity Geography: *Malaysia
*Incident Description: *Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini has been
inaccessible since late afternoon ahead of the Sarawak state election which
will be held tomorrow.
Malaysiakini, together with Sarawak Report, another site critical of the
Sarawakian government under long-serving Chief Minister Taib Mahmud, have
been under relentless denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks which temporarily
brought them down in last few days
*Mass Attack: *No
*Reference: *
http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/04/15/malaysiakini-under-ddos-attack-ahead-of-sarawak-election-tomorrow/
*Attack Source Geography:*
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