Hackers shut down telecom operator MTNL’s website, call for peace protest on June 9


Hacking group Anonymous says it has attacked the website of a state-owned telecommunications provider in India for allegedly censoring content on the Internet.

The corporate website of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, which caters to the major Indian cities of New Delhi and Mumbai, has been down for at least six hours Wednesday.

A post on Anonymous India’s blog says it attacked the site because the company had blocked several file sharing websites.

A senior company official, M.K. Purohit, denied the website had been attacked. He said individual city websites for the company were working and that the company did not use the corporate site very often.

Anonymous has planned peaceful street demonstrations in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Kochi and other cities on June 9. The demands include removal of blocks on websites and for amendment of certain provisions in the IT Act 2008. What are your thoughts on Internet Censorship?