An ethical hacker group of Bangladesh named Cyber 71 has hacked several websites of Myanmar government protesting ongoing persecution on Rohingya Muslims.
In a announcement through Facebook post on Friday, Cyber 71 said: “Hackers from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Turkey and Pakistan have been carrying out attacks on different government websites of Myanmar demanding to stop oppression on Rohingyas in Rakhine state.”
In the Facebook post, Cyber 71 also vowed to continue the attack.
An online news portal of Myanmar published a report saying a hacking group of Bangladesh called “Cyber 71” has reportedly hacked the official website of Myanmar’s President.
The latest unrest in Myanmar’s northwestern Rakhine state began on August 25, when Rohingya insurgents attacked dozens of police posts and an army base, prompting an army counter-offensive that has killed at least 400 Rohingyas and forced entire villages to flee.
Till date, about 2,70,000 Rohingyas fleeing violence in Myanmar have sought refuge in Bangladesh in the past two weeks.