Hackers: Unite For Burmese Freedom!

Burmese Military Violence

The Burmese military government (junta) has held 50 million Burmese people under an iron fist for 20 years, and effectively under a dictatorship since 1962. Free communication with the outside world is strictly controlled and filtered, and all media is effectively state controlled:

The state controls Burma’s main broadcasters and publications. For the most part, the media are propaganda tools and tend not to report opposing views except to criticise them. Editors and reporters are answerable to the military authorities.

(BBC News)

Bloggers and other cyber activists within Burma risk their lives by publishing any information counter to the government line, but they still do it because they believe that freedom of expression is worth that sacrifice.

You don’t have to make such a sacrifice, but if you have computer skills, can breach firewalls, routers and web site security then you could greatly assist the people of Burma. By taking down official Burmese government propaganda and posting pictures, information about the protests, information about the lies of the Burmese junta, and news of the huge support being offered by the rest of the world – preferably in Burmese – then you could help free the people from this terrible regime.

If the information is removed, do it again – automate the attacks, do whatever you can to ensure that the Burmese can see the truth about their government.

You may have hacked for fun, or personal gain in the past – now you have a chance to hack for freedom.

Target sites:

http://www.mrtv3.net.mm/ (blocked from external access)
http://www.mofa.gov.mm/ (blocked from external access)
http://www.moha.gov.mm/ (blocked from external access)
http://www.mpt.net.mm/ (blocked from external access)
http://www.mnped.gov.mm/ (blocked from external access)

4 thoughts on “Hackers: Unite For Burmese Freedom!”

  1. There are plenty of reasons to take these fuckers down. Also involved
    is the American company Fortinet according to Wikipedia:

    According to the OpenNet Initiative [6], FortiGuard is used by the dictatorship of Myanmar (Burma) to block communications critical of the regime carried over the internet, a system known as the Myanmar Wide Web [7]. Fortinet has promised to investigate the allegations, and the implied violation of US Government sanctions against the regime, noting that the software may have been sold to the regime by a third party [8]; however, the company has yet to make a definitive statement on the matter. Meanwhile, the Myanmar government features its adoption of the Fortinet firewall on its official website [9] with other photos showing a Fortinet sales director presenting a gift to the Myanmar Prime Minister during a ceremony [10].

    In 2005, the gpl-violations.org project uncovered evidence that Fortinet had used GPL code in its products against the terms of the license, and used cryptographic tools to conceal the violation. The violation was alleged to have occurred in the FortiOS system, which the gpl-violations.org project said contained elements of the linux kernel. In response, a Munich court granted a temporary injunction against the company, preventing it from selling products until they were in compliance with the necessary license terms [11]. Fortinet was forced to make parts of FortiOS source code available free in compliance with GPL licensing [12].

  2. If you like to hack into government site hack into city.com.mm first. That site vulnerable to SQL injection.

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