Newly launched radio station Free Malaysia Radio suffers attack, founder blames the government for it.
PETALING JAYA: The Free Malaysia Radio (RFM), which transmitted for the first time yesterday, was hit by cyber attacks, prompting its founder to blame the Barisan Nasional government for trying to silence the online radio sation.
“BN politicians spend a lot of time talking about cyber-warfare and cyber-warriors as if they were a positive thing to be proud of.
“In fact cyber-warfare is all about cheating, deception and illegal activities such as hacking and DDOS attacks,” said Clare Rewcastle Brown today.
She said that the Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks started at the time its first programme – an interview with Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim which was barred from being aired in the mainstream radio station – hit the airwaves.
She believed that the DDOS was timed to prevent people from downloading the online podcast of the interview.
DDOS attack is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users.
RFM aims to give voice for the opposition who face severe hurdles in getting air time in the government-controlled air space.
Future programmes would include various cases of controversy and corruption linked to the BN government such as the Scorpene submarine scandal, the death of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaarriibuu, and the corruption scandals of Sabah and Sarawak Chief Ministers.