MalaysiaKini gets new servers, seeks donations

Malaysiakini has moved to new web servers with higher security features after a cyber-attack crippled its main servers at Telekom Malaysia and Jaring data centres. Those servers have remained shut out through three days of constant bombardment from attackers using servers in China, MalaysiaKini said in a report on its alternative site.

Malaysiakini, which depends on subscriptions for its revenue, has opened all its content for free, on its alternative sites as well as new blog sites at WordPress, Blogspot and also posted to its Facebook page.

Further attacks are expected until the Sarawak elections this weekend. Attacks have also been reported on Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak, and on blogs of several Sarawak bloggers.

Malaysiakini subscribers: Do not log in, all content is free for the moment. Logging in places additional demands on the new servers.

MalaysiaKini asks for donations to beef up site

The additional funds will be used to build new servers, increase security and increase capacity. Last week, Malaysiakini served an average of 500,000 per day, up from the average 300,000 readers.

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