The hacktivists are protesting against unfair elections
Over the past days, hackers of Anonymous Cambodia have launched distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against several local government websites in protest against the recent elections, which they call unfair.The targeted websites are the ones of the Cambodian People’s Party, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the Council of Legal and Judicial Reform, the Kampot Province, the General Commissariat of the National Police, the Ministry of Rural Development, the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, and the Board of Engineers.
Other targeted websites belong to the American University of Phnom Penh, the Apsara News Network, the Royal School of Administration, the Pailin Province, the National Information Communication Technology Development Authority, and the Police Academy of Cambodia.
“People need #Change !!!” Anonymous Cambodia said on Twitter.
The hackers claim they’ve targeted the Cambodian People’s Party website because the organization is hosting its website on state-owned servers.
At the time of writing, all the websites appear to be working properly, but the hacktivists are seeking support to continue attacking government websites. They want to raise awareness of the “dictatorship in Cambodia.”