Cyber attacks by Myanmar hacker This was done on Thursday (18/2/2021) after the military shut down internet access for four consecutive nights.
A group called Myanmar Hackers hacked several government websites including the Central Bank, a propaganda page Myanmar military, state tv MRTV, port authorities, and the Food and Drug Administration.
The cyberattack comes a day after thousands of people rallied across the country to protest military coup Myanmar.
“We are fighting for justice in Myanmar,” said the group hacker it’s on his Facebook account.
“It’s like a mass protest on government websites,” he continued Myanmar hacker quoted Kompas.com from AFP.
Cybersecurity expert Matt Warren of Australia’s RMIT University said the possible aim of the hacks by Myanmar hackers was to create publicity.
“The type of attack they can do is destroy the so-called service or website hacktivism, “he explained to AFP.
“The impact may be limited but what they are doing is raising awareness.”
The internet in Myanmar was still down at 1am Thursday morning local time, according to NetBlocks.
They are a worldwide outage monitoring group based in the UK.
Internet connectivity is said to be down to just 21 percent over its usual level.