Hun Sen’s Website Still Down Following Latest Hack

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s personal website remained “under maintenance” as of last night, after being hijacked by members of the online advocacy group Anonymous on Monday for the second time in less than a month.

Launched in January to promote the prime minister’s official activities, samdechhunsen.gov.kh was hacked on Monday morning, according to the Voice of Democracy (VoD) news service.

Mirroring an online attack carried out by Anonymous on May 7, the homepage was replaced with a doctored image of Mr. Hun Sen wearing a gold crown bearing the Facebook logo, accompanied by the words “King of Facebook”—an apparent reference to the premier’s recent embrace of the social media platform.

The narrator of a video posted to the vandalized homepage in May—showing photographs of attacks and atrocities carried out in Cambodia over the past three decades, many of them linked to Mr. Hun Sen—describes the hack as the “first slap” in a campaign against the premier.

A line of text that topped the homepage on Monday called the latest hack the “second slap.”

Assistants to Mr. Hun Sen could not be reached on Tuesday.

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