Angry Thai Internet users ‘bring down ICT website’

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Before 2am, Bangkok time: Under maintenance

Angry Thai Internet users ‘bring down ICT website’ – The Nation, September 30, 2015
Government Spokesman Maj General Sansern Kaewkamnerd told Nation TV that the collapse of Information and Communications Technology Ministry website was possibly caused by those who wanted to express their opposition against the single gateway initiative idea.
“I have no information about that but I guess that the problem could happen when many people entered the site simultaneously. It’s like a symbol [of protest],” he said…

ICT website down ahead of planned attack – Bangkok Post, September 30, 2015
…The website, www.mict.go.th, was shut down hours before netizens vowed to attack the site at 10pm in retaliation for the government’s plan to launch a single gateway to control access to all websites in an attempt to monitor the flow of information about Thailand from abroad.
…A source at the ministry did not rule out the possibility that the shut-down was because of an attack, saying it was also likely that the website could not be opened because it was overloaded with visitors monitoring the movement of the planned attackers…

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2 am, Bangkok time: The site is back

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Earlier: From 2011: MICT booklet explaining Thai internet laws

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