In response to the Distributed Denial of Service attacks that have, in the past few days, disabled a number of prominent Burma news websites, Irrawaddy editor Aung Zaw has hit back. His article in The Wall Street Journal will be of great interest to anyone who watches developments in Burma. More details on the current campaign of cyber-attacks is also available on The Irrawaddy‘s back-up blog (with a cartoon on the topic here).
Earlier in the year I had some other thoughts on these sporadic efforts to stop the flow of information in and out of Burma. Today my conclusion, sadly, is the same: I wish them the best of luck managing any future contingencies.
Of course the Burmese generals (if in fact they have a hand in the current campaign) are not the only ones interested in “cyber operations”.