Thai netizens protest against censuurwet with DDoS attacks
The website of the Thai ministry of Defence, was on Tuesday not to reach a DDoS attack. The attack was to protest against appropriate legislation, that online censorship in Thailand easier.
In the DDoS attack were also several other government websites are affected, reports The Wall Street Journal. This was, for example, the website of the ministry of Digital Economy and Community’ on Tuesday is not accessible. The sites are now largely accessible again, but do occasionally still suffer from problems.
The attacks were carried out after the ministry of Defence of appropriate legislation against cyber crime, introduced on Friday. The amended law allows the government web sites offline. In addition, providers can be fined, if they refuse certain media to make it inaccessible for customers.
The DDoS protests, according to a spokesman of the ministry of Defence has no effect. “All our armed forces are prepared to address this issue. These attempts have only the more vigilant.”
The new legislation has not yet officially entered. This happens only when the king of Thailand, agrees.
Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says that the law is necessary to prevent illegal content from abroad to fight. In this material would be the royal family of Thailand to be criticized, which isn’t allowed in the country.