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Tamil Guardian website back online after cyber attack

After almost a month, the Tamil Guardian website has come back online this morning, following a malware attack on the site.

The website was taken down in early June, after an attack caused the site to crash.

“At this point, our technical team is still working to determine the origin of the attack,” said Tamil Guardian editor-in-chief Abinaya Nathan.  

Though the paper did not state who exactly was responsible for the attack, it noted that it frequently receives hate mail from Sinhala extremists. The Tamil Guardian website has previously been targeted by hackers, with an attack in 2001 defacing the site with an obscene message attacking the US government on the front page. 

“Though we were forced offline, the site has now been recovered and we are once again fully functional,” said Ms Nathan.