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Myanmar’s Junta Launches Cyber Attacks: Dissidents

Myanmar news media in exile say the military junta has launched a series of cyber attacks on dissident websites.

Thousands of monks took to the streets of Yangon in Sept. 2007 to protest against the junta

Thousands of monks took to the streets of Yangon in Sept. 2007 to protest against the junta

A Thailand-based weekly journal, the Irrawaddy, has described the online assault, which blocks access for users in Myanmar, as persistent and very sophisticated.

In a posting on a temporary site hosted on a back-up server, it said the crackdown coincided with the anniversary of Buddhist monk protests against the junta that began in Yangon on September 18 last year.

Similar outages were reported at the Burmese-language New Era Journal and the Democratic Voice of Burma, an Oslo-based news outlet that aired footage of the 2007 protests and the ensuing crackdown.

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  • Date 19.09.2008
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