So far La Mañana has not identified whether it is a targeted attack, but they assure that they are working to recover their portal “in the next few hours”
The director of the portal La Mañana Digital of Falcón state, Atilio Yánez, denounced that since dawn they have been victims of a cyber attack that does not allow users to access the website.
Through his Twitter account, Yánez reported that the portal suffers a DDoS attack or permission denial, because there are a multitude of IP addresses requesting to enter the page, which means that it slows down and, ultimately, go out of operation.
The Digital Morning portal is being attacked by malicious DDoS since dawn. We are working to recover the portal in the next few hours. pic.twitter.com/OG8r53q0P3
– Atilio Yanez Plaza (@Atilioyanez4) April 18, 2022
So far La Mañana has not identified whether it is a targeted attack, but they assure that they are working to recover their portal “in the next few hours.” When trying to enter the page, only ads from banking entities are shown.
The NGO VE No Filter registered, from January to December 2021, the blocking of 59 websites that correspond to at least 68 blocked domains; of which 45 are to the media, eight to portals with political content, four to share multimedia content, three from human rights organizations, six pages with adult themes and two VPN platform domains.
These forms of censorship date back to 2014. The greatest form of manifestation of this violation of internet rights that operates in Venezuela is the “DNS blockade”. This is a technique where domain name system servers incorrectly respond to requests related to the services that are to be blocked.
They have also denounced a “extensive and sustained” policy that is maintained in Venezuela to restrict the exercise of citizens to their rights online and that mainly affects the media and information sites.