People protest against the military junta with hacker attacks.
Blocked roads, hacked websites: the people of Myanmar continue their protests after the military coup. Meanwhile, arrests of numerous officers are reported.
The protesters in Myanmar have shifted to new forms of protest against the military junta: A group called “Myanmar hackers” claims to own the websites of the central bank, the army’s PR department, the port administration, the food and drug regulator as well attacked by state broadcaster MRTV.
“We fight for justice in Myanmar,” said the hacker group on their page on the online network Facebook. She described her cyberattacks as “mass protest in front of government websites”. The state newspaper New Light of Myanmar confirmed the cyber attacks.
Cybersecurity expert Matt Warren from RMIT University in Australia called the action “hacktivism”. Its impact is potentially small, but it aims to generate public attention.