Here are some interesting Social Network stats by Burson-Marsteller that covered most of the Asia Pacific region but i grabbed was looking at the Malaysian stats amongst others :
Didnt expect to see Metacafe up there together with the most visited sites! And its funny how Malaysiakini is “Mainstream Media” now
If you are wondering why the “hactivist” went on spree with the Malaysia government websites? There was a call by MCMC to block 10 file sharing websites to curb piracy
The websites that are blocked by the local ISP’s are :
Check out the Official directive
They warned, they delivered.
Hacktivst , Anonymous gave out a warning after having enough of the way Malaysian government went on a spree to block websites with the below message ->
Greetings, Malaysia, We have seen the censorship taken by the Malaysian government, blocking sites like The Pirate Bay, and WikiLeaks. Malaysia is one of the world’s strictest governments, even blocking out movies, and television shows. These acts of censorship are inexcusable. You are taking away a basic human right. The internet is here for freedom, without fear of government interference. Do not think that no one else notices. Your structured government has done the talking, and we hear loud and clear. Let this be an announcement to all your people. This is a sign, a warning, and an opportunity to listen to ideas above your own. In a way you are being stubborn. But how will this help anyone or your country. We fear that if you make further decisions to take away human freedom. We are obligated to act fast and have no mercy. For rules were meant to be broken. And corruption was meant to be washed away and forgiven. Now we will wash your corruption away so be prepared. Take this as a favor.
Operation was to happen at 7.30pm GMT or 3.30am Malaysian time and it happened!
Below are the affected sites :
Malaysia Official Government Website [link] – [Down]
- SabahTourism.com [link] [Hacked][Leaked]
- CIDB [link] [Hacked] [Up]
- Land Public Transport Commision [link] [Suspected]
- Malaysian Meteorological Service [link] [Down]
- ASEANconnect [link] [Suspected]
- Hollywood-Artist.info [link] [Suspected]
- Ministry of Education [link] [Down]
– Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya Malaysia [link] [Down]
- Bomba [link][Down]
- TMNet [link] [Down]
- Perbendaharaan Malaysia [link] [Down]
- Kementerian Kerja Raya Malaysia [link] [Down]
- Parlimen Malaysia [link] [Down]
- JobsMalaysia [link] [Down]
- Kementerian Penerangan, Komunikasi dan Kebudayaan [link] [Down]
- Portal KSM [link] [Down]
- Majlis Sukan Negara [link] [Down]
I hope that the Internet censorship stops! Its the worlds medium. Governmetns should educate , not enforce the way they are. If you don’t allow, people will find a way around and to be honest, people want to go to those sites NOW more than BEFORE!
What is a PING?
Ping is a computer network tool used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an IP network; it is also used to self test the network interface card of the computer, or as a speed test. It works by sending ICMP “echo request” packets to the target host and listening for ICMP “echo response” replies.
Source : Wiki
Since you know what a ping is now,In English that means :
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