Steam Store blocked

Steam Store website and service blocked via DNS hijacking for violating Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) Section 233 due to a game featuring Jesus Christ and Buddha as characters.

Timeline

  • 2017-09-08
    > drill @1.9.1.9 store.steampowered.com
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, rcode: NOERROR, id: 46688
    ;; flags: qr rd ra ; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;; store.steampowered.com. IN A

    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    store.steampowered.com. 0 IN A 175.139.142.25

    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:

    ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:

    ;; Query time: 2 msec
    ;; SERVER: 1.9.1.9
    ;; WHEN: Sat Sep 9 00:07:19 2017
    ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 56

Impact

Malaysians are unable to buy or download any games available on Steam online store.

Solution

Affected users should consider the following workaround:

1. Using alternative DNS (Ref: How to workaround Internet Censorship via DNS blocking)

References

 

 

Credit

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08/09/2017
Censorship
Article
Sedition
Communications and Multimedia Act
Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission
Private Sector
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