So that is why I cannot read Malaysiakini news. The attack come from China, so it has been two days I guess the site is down. I am not sure why Mkini is under attack but it has got to do with Sarawak’s election. But I was a little bit skeptical, why only Mkini and not Malaysia Today.
Anyway Mkini team is trying hard to restore their server to prevent this DOS attack. Right now, their site are posted on free site like facebook and wordpress. Below is Mkini explanation and pledges for donation. This donation is important to build new server with higher capability to prevent this DOS attack.
Malaysiakini’s main servers located at TM and Jaring datacentres continue to be bombarded by a denial-of-service attack today – 30 hours after the initial attack began.
The servers have been rendered inaccessible since 11am yesterday. Due to the scale of the attack, which originated from servers located in China, Malaysiakini is as yet unable to stop the onslaught and revive our servers.
As a response and service to readers, Malaysiakini has made all its content for free, posting content to WordPress [malaysiakinicom.wordpress.com] and Facebook [facebook.com/malaysiakini] platforms.
Malaysiakini has also moved to new servers. Working with a new datacentre, Malaysiakini has added security layers to filter the traffic coming from the suspected source.
Some readers may now be able to access Malaysiakini. If you are unable to do so, try to delete the cache in your browser (For Firefox, go to ‘Tools’, click on ‘Clear recent history’, and then ‘Clear now’. For Internet Explorer, go to ‘History’, click on ‘Delete browsing history’, and then ‘Delete’).
Malaysiakini subscribers are advised not to log in as this will put further stress on our new servers.
Late today, Malaysiakini came under a new wave of attacks but the new servers are holding up thus far.
We expect new rounds of attacks against Malaysiakini in the run-up to the Sarawak election on Saturday. In order to thwart new attacks, Malaysiakini will be creating new servers and new locations for its content.
Malaysiakini welcomes donations
The additional funds will be used to build new servers, increase security and increase capacity. Last week, Malaysiakini served an average of 500,000 per day, up from the average 300,000 readers. Readers can donate via the following channels:
Readers can make a donation with a credit card by calling 03-2284 3367 from 9am to 7pm. Malaysiakini staff will request your credit card details.
Under ‘Bill Payments’, select ‘All Payee’. In the drop-down menu, scroll to ‘Malaysiakini.com’.
At any Maybank ATM, funds can be transferred to Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd, Current Account No: 514178153586.
Paypal members can make an online transfer to MKINI DOTCOM SDN BHD or to the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make cheques payable to Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd and post them to Malaysiakini, 48, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar Utama, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Cash donations can be received at our office at 48, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar Utama, Kuala Lumpur from 9am to 7pm.
Donors are asked to email email@example.com with your contact and donations details for confirmation from Malaysiakini.