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Friday, 17 June 2011 04:04

Cops probing website hackings


KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating several websites that were hacked following a threat by international hacker group called Anonymous.


Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar said so far the only cases of hacking known to them was the Polytechnic Department website www.politeknik.edu.my as well as www.tourmalaysia.com.my, but these were done by a local group on Tuesday.


“We are aware of a rising trend of cyber-crimes nationwide, including the misuse of the Internet,” he said when asked to comment on reports that the www.malaysia.gov.my website was targeted by the hacker group due to the censorship of several websites by the Government.

Khalid said police were working with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) on the hack threat made by group.


It was reported yesterday that Malaysia was on alert after a threat from the foreign-based hacker group that it would attack the Government's online portal from yesterday.

The group said the move was in response to the Government's ban on 10 file-sharing sites.


The MCMC had on May 30 or-dered local Internet service providers to block the banned sites.


Anonymous has already carried out cyber-attacks on Government websites in Turkey for what was seen as Internet censorship

Via: The Star Online

Last Updated on Monday, 04 July 2011 08:51