An internet platform for this weekend’s vote on political reform has been paralysed following a large scale attack by hackers. The University of Hong Kong’s Public Opinion Programme, which is helping Occupy Central organisers to conduct the unofficial referendum, said their servers were bombarded by more than ten-billion system inquiries within 20 hours.
The pollsters said they were now looking at how to ensure that people who wish to vote from this Friday to Sunday would be able to do so and if necessary, they would extend part or all of their voting activities.
The programme’s director, Robert Chung, pledged to ensure people could vote, saying Hong Kong’s future would be bleak if such a peaceful way to resolve disputes could not carried out.
Source: Hackers paralyse web voting platform.