Recently, TV selangor and wikileaks were under cyberattack. Harakahdaily may be affected too.
Sarawak Report will have to go on the run for the next few days until the election.
( pic left: #3 Taib Mahmud's BOMOH )
In a DDoS attack, multiple requests by bots, or programmes running on servers or personal computers, will bombard a site’s server with requests for data, overwhelming its capability to respond to actual viewers.
Rewcastle Brown had revealed herself as the person behind Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak in February, which since October last year, have mysteriously been putting out reports alleging widespread corruption by Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud during his 30-year administration.
In an email to The Malaysian Insider, she accused the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) of coordinating the attacks.
“BN is clearly fearful of what we may cover in the last few days of the campaign — not least because we have been throwing light on their tactics of bribing and bullying the voters in numerous and illegal ways,” she said.
However, she admitted that she had no proof it was BN, although “there was a lot of money and sophisticated equipment thrown at us.”
“They are welcome to deny it. Maybe we have other hugely well-funded enemies out there who are keen to knock us out in the week of the election?” she said.
In her email today, Rewcastle Brown promised to publish “some great stories, which clearly our persecutors would rather we did not get out,” at the new address www1.sarawakreport.org and said that the website would aim to garner even higher readership than before despite the harassment.
It has previously been reported that the site received 18,000 hits a day earlier in the year and has risen during the current election campaign.
CURRENT SARAWAK REPORT ADDRESS: http://www1.sarawakreport.org/