Several Thai government websites have been hit by a suspected distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, making them impossible to access. The sites went offline at 22:00 local time (15:00 GMT) on Wednesday. Access was restored by Thursday morning. It appeared to be a protest against the government’s plan to limit access to sites deemed inappropriate. Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition against the proposal they call the “Great Firewall of Thailand”. The name is a reference to the so-called “Great Firewall of China” commonly used to refer to the Chinese government’s censorship over internet content.
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