Burundi ruling party's website knocked out by cyberhackers
The website www.burundi-info.com, mouthpiece of Burundi's increasingly repressive ruling CNDD-FDD party, has been attacked by computer hackers. Until this afternoon the website had been carrying a series of articles attacking members of Burundi's independent media, and playing down reports of torture and abuse by the Burundian intelligence services. At the time of writing the website bears only the somewhat cryptic message:
"DON'T WAR - Hacked By CyberLord - Please Search ISLAM!!! NO WAR..!"
It's not yet clear whether the CNDD-FDD website was targetted because of the party's dubious human rights record, or merely for opportunistic reasons.
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