Chinese Rights Websites Hit by Suspected Hacker Attack, Great Firewall Blockade

Radio Free Asia reports:

A rights and citizen journalism website based in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan said its operations have been paralyzed by a hacker attack on Tuesday, while a second site said its domain name is once more blocked on China’s tightly controlled Internet.

Activist Huang Qi, who founded the Tianwang website, said the home page and articles were unaffected by the attack by unknown hackers.

“But we can’t get into the interface for contributors to post copy, which means that we have no way to post articles to the website,” Huang said.

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