Hanoi (VNA) – The website ofMyanmar’s Ministry of Information has been attacked since the night of January7, and has not recovered completely yet.
The ministry announced on January 10 that the attacks were identified to comefrom overseas.
The website of the ministry was shut down on late January 8 and the authoritiesblocked dangerous IPs entering.
One day later, the web slightly recovered and could be entered by locals. Butmobile users and overseas users cannot access the website.
The ministry is making efforts to recover the website in cooperation with theMinistry of Transportation and Communication.-VNA
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