Thai Online Activists Declare ‘Cyber War’ on Junta over Great Firewall
BANGKOK – Online activists announced last night they will launch a full-scale assault against the military government Tuesday after it ignored their demand it issue a cabinet resolution scrapping the single internet gateway policy.
The self-proclaimed “Thailand F5 Cyber Army” announced last night it will attack government websites and servers, and then escalate them weekly for the next month until the Junta cancels steps towards a single gateway or “Great Firewall”, Sasiwan Mokkhasen of the Khaosod reported.
A statement posted last night to the Citizens Against Single Gateway group on Facebook read “As the government ignored our previous warning and the deadline is due, we now declare a cyber war against the dictator government.”
Those behind the Facebook page are anonymous, but their cause has drawn support by tapping into anxiety online about government interference with the internet. Read More…
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