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[liberationtech] belarus opposition site hijacking

Evgeny Morozov evgeny.morozov at gmail.com
Sun Dec 19 08:02:11 PST 2010


I'm in Belarus right now and can confirm that the redirects were, indeed,
taking place for some time. It also seems that https is blocked. Tor's site
is not blocked and Tor is working fine.

On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Hal Roberts <hroberts at cyber.law.harvard.edu
> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I've written up a report today about opposition sites in Belarus being
> hijacked with redirects to fake (presumably government controlled) versions
> by BELPAK, the national ISP:
>
>
> http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/hroberts/2010/12/19/independent-media-sites-in-belarus-reportedly-hijacked-during-election/
>
> I'm taking the redirects on faith according to a report by a digital
> activist that I trust, but you can see the faked sites with almost identical
> domain names yourself, as well as that the fake sites are all hosted within
> IP addresses owned by BELPAK.  He is also reporting some DDoS attacks and
> that international ports 443 and 465 are currently being blocked.
>
> -hal
>
> --
> Hal Roberts
> Fellow
> Berkman Center for Internet & Society
> Harvard University
> hroberts at cyber.law.harvard.edu
> 901 219 8676
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