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Last night, soon after Anwar Ibrahim emerged from the Turkish embassy, the Aliran website came under attack from unknown sources. Within a three-minute spell, our website was bombarded with 60,000 hits from two IP address in particular. This was confirmed by our web-hosting company, which temporary disabled our website for a few hours. “The account was getting attacked,” said the company’s network security administrator. Service was restored hours later during the early hours of dawn. We apologise for the temporary disruption and thank our webhosting company for their vigilance and prompt action.

This was the message from our web-hosting company:

If you look at logs and scroll down to Hosts (top 25) you can see many IP hitting the site around 8:49-8:52

The account was getting attacked.

I am blocking the following IPs. the account has been enabled.

217.112.82.49 44000+ hits

63.87.247.241 9200+ hits

6700+ hits

Regards,

A.D.

Network Security Administrator

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