Anonymous-linked hackers bring down Thai prison websites in protest of death sentence to two British tourists
An Anonymous-linked group of hackers brought down sites of 20 prisons throughout Thailand in protest against death sentences passed by a local court in a controversial case earlier in January 2016.
The online hacktivist group yesterday brought down websites of at least 20 prisons in Thailand to protest agains the death sentences against Zaw Lin and Wyn Zaw Htun for the September 2014 rape and murder of Hannah Witheridge and murder of David Miller on the Surat Thani resort island.
Anonymous had announced campaign called
#Justice4WaiandZaw and had earlier brought down 300 websites belonging to Thailand’s Courts of Justice.
In a post on Anonymous for Justice Facebook page, hacktivists from the Blink Hackers Group took responsibility for the attack and listed several hashtags related to the case of two British tourists murder on the Thai island of Ko Tao. On January 13, two 22-year-old Myanmar men were sentenced to death after, according to critics of the decision, they were tortured to admit guilt in the killing of the UK citizens.
According to The Bangkok Post, main Corrections Department website was quickly restored, while pages of other facilities remain offline. Anonymous, however, have warned of more attacks on Thai justice and prison websites till the issue is resolved.