51 govt websites attacked, 41 disrupted

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The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has revealed that 51 .gov.my websites were attacked and 41 of those have been disrupted at various levels.

The Malaysian government's website remains inaccessible at 11.30am today

The MCMC’s own website also came under attack but is still functioning.

The New Straits Times website is currently down.

These attacks began at about 11.30pm last night and lasted until about 4.00am. They came at a time when Kuala Lumpur was hosting the ‘World Bloggers and Social Media Summit 2011’ at the PWTC (me not invited!).

The Anonymous group of hackers had said Malaysia’s Internet censorship such as blocking of file-sharing websites was a denial of human rights. Last week, MCMC had banned 10 file-sharing sites.

The disruptions of the government websites reveal shocking weaknesses in ther IT security or defences. On the minus side, it will mean that more taxpayers money will probably now be channelled to beef up security.

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wira

I don’t know why the government unnecessarily earned themselves such wrath as the measures taken to ban those file sharing sites are so full of cheese holes that even a primary school kid, given information which is easily found all over the net, can tunnel through.

Ella

That’s something Ras Yatim was ill advised on. Ha Ha!

Anil Netto

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Gabriel Lai

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Mohammad Faizal

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ƃuolɹnɟ ɹǝɥʇunƃ

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Christopher Chong

Millions spend to defend our cyberspace and all they got to show for it are hacked government portals http://t.co/D3YL7i2

DarkDog

maybe gov shutdown their own web-server rather then waiting hacked!!!!!

tunglang

Was barked down by stray dogs! Woof! Woof! Woof!

FenceSitter

I have the same feeling. If they are hacked, they will most likely be defaced. But it says “server not found”. Maybe they took the easy way out by shutting them down.

Hairudin

KRU also have toshut down its website as one of the brothers Norman (allegedly) was rather scared of hackers after he openly spoke up against file sharing. Anyway, who would want to download KRU content in the first place?

Andrew I

Haha, good one.

FenceSitter

What does that say about our gov’t IT security experts if the hackers could compromise over 40 sites over the few hours? I don’t expect any heads to roll though.

rilakkuma

Traveling Ministry’s Citrawarna 1 Malaysia, the most popular page created, has so far attracted 20,292 Facebook fans since it was launched on May 21. And each of her 6 facebook costs RM293,072.

I bet Anil also can do the job for RM2930.72 in 3 days ?

Anil
by the way, how many readers you have attracted since May 21 ? I was told tunglang alone can help to pull in 2292 fans in a week. Betul ?

wandererAUS

Gerakan K where art thou? hiding in a corner, mourning the beginning of the end of your “untouchable” so called, master race?…sad news for you la, no more climbing onto (the) BN gravy train, no more playing marbles!!…perhaps, you can learn to catch spiders……hehe

rilakkuma

Gerakan K kena wiped out by the Hackers as well ???
I am sure he will reappear later possibly as Gerakan T ???

Andrew I

He shall henceforth be known as Gherkin Khan.

Gerakan K

My team site is OK what. Check it yourself.

tunglang

GerkhinKorek.com.my?

Andrew I
Karam S

i don’t mind if the hacker(s) add a few zeros in my bank account book … just transfer some fund from those ‘kronies’ (which they may not be aware at all) and make me happy !!!

with a few zeros in my bank ccount, i hope i can do some kebajikan.

Banb Bang Boom

Does Yen Yen’s Cuti so-called impactful Cuti Malaysia Facebook at RM1.8 million “execution” cost covers insurance against hacking ?

rilakkuma

Traveling Ministry’s Citrawarna 1 Malaysia, the most popular page created, has so far attracted 20,292 Facebook fans since it was launched on May 21. And each of her 6 facebook costs RM293,072.

I bet Anil also can do the job for RM2930.72 in 3 days ?

Anil
by the way, how many readers you have attracted since May 21 ? I was told tunglang alone can help to pull in 2292 fans in a week. Betul ?

rilakkuma

Well done Anil.

Keep up the good work to create awareness among the people (apanama calls us penduduk but we know we are legitimate rakyat) for better and harmonious Malaysia.

Ella

“Curi-curi Wang Malaysia”, that was started anonymously at 6.04pm on Tuesday, has drawn 87,809 fans. The ministry’s page, which was started in May, had only drawn 35,042 fans.

Looks like Yen Yen’s ‘explanantion’ has backfired on her.
We all know how easy it is to create a content on Facebook.
Yen yen can fool the kampung folks but not the young Gen Y.
She better keep quiet despite DPM asking her to justify her claim.

Andrew

Likely more websites were hacked and loads of data compromised. But hey, don’t expect this BN govt to be honest about such issues. If they can censor, deny access to websites and also break their word about not ever disrupting the internet, they can also be economical with the truth when it comes to such hacker attacks. As long as the bank account details of UMNO and BN politicians are not compromised, let’s not expect them to do much for the rakyat.

wandererAUS

Australia Federal parliament has taken the rare step of condemning a government policy, with both houses calling on Labor to dump its asylum seeker swap deal with Malaysia.
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What a lovely day!
UMNO clods have to eat their own … hahaha!!
Do on to others as other will do back on you, only others are more brainy…. So UMNO …, you are not that untouchable after all!!! hehe

semuanya OK kot

Why not torture a few ‘pendatang’ and make them confess to the crime? Case closed in la-la land.

moo_t

Malaysia government is infamous for its overpriced, poor contents, terrible security website. There is nothing to shout about by taking down the government website services.

OTH, … cybertroppers have a hard time deface Malaykini website, thus, they resort to pathetic DDoS (Denial of services) attack to bring it down.

Racheljansz

Even the New Straits Times website is currently down???
Synonymous as a gomen site? lol.

Hairudin

The hackers would not have attacked the government websites if not of its non-transparency policy and unnecessary censorhip on the internet.