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
wira
17 Jun 2011 12.57pm

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
Ella
17 Jun 2011 3.51pm
Reply to  wira

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

Anil Netto
16 Jun 2011 3.26am

Latest: 51 govt websites attacked, 41 disrupted http://bit.ly/kq5W0v

Gabriel Lai
16 Jun 2011 3.39am

RT : Latest: 51 govt websites attacked, 41 disrupted http://bit.ly/kq5W0v @saifulbahari #fb

Mohammad Faizal
16 Jun 2011 3.47am

extra income for government to recover back the websites RT : Latest: 51 govt websites attacked, 41 disrupted http://bit.ly/kq5W0v

MY Alternative Media
16 Jun 2011 3.55am

ANIL NETTO: 51 govt websites attacked, 41 disrupted: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCM… http://bit.ly/j2wAKz

Kumaresan Muthusamy
16 Jun 2011 3.57am

Latest: 51 govt websites attacked, 41 disrupted http://bit.ly/kq5W0v

Farouq Sahibjahn
16 Jun 2011 3.59am

ANIL NETTO: 51 govt websites attacked, 41 disrupted: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCM… http://bit.ly/j2wAKz

ƃuolɹnɟ ɹǝɥʇunƃ
16 Jun 2011 4.03am

Latest: 51 govt websites attacked, 41 disrupted http://bit.ly/kq5W0v

Christopher Chong
16 Jun 2011 5.09am

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

DarkDog
DarkDog
16 Jun 2011 8.31pm

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

tunglang
tunglang
16 Jun 2011 11.08pm
Reply to  DarkDog

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

FenceSitter
FenceSitter
17 Jun 2011 7.42am
Reply to  DarkDog

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
Hairudin
17 Jun 2011 10.04am
Reply to  DarkDog

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
Andrew I
17 Jun 2011 3.29pm
Reply to  Hairudin

Haha, good one.

FenceSitter
FenceSitter
16 Jun 2011 3.54pm

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
rilakkuma
16 Jun 2011 3.20pm

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
wandererAUS
16 Jun 2011 2.34pm

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
rilakkuma
16 Jun 2011 4.06pm
Reply to  wandererAUS

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

Andrew I
Andrew I
16 Jun 2011 5.07pm
Reply to  rilakkuma

He shall henceforth be known as Gherkin Khan.

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
16 Jun 2011 4.20pm
Reply to  wandererAUS

My team site is OK what. Check it yourself.

tunglang
tunglang
16 Jun 2011 11.06pm
Reply to  Gerakan K

GerkhinKorek.com.my?

Andrew I
Andrew I
17 Jun 2011 3.32pm
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Karam S
Karam S
16 Jun 2011 2.19pm

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
Banb Bang Boom
16 Jun 2011 2.03pm

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

rilakkuma
rilakkuma
16 Jun 2011 3.06pm
Reply to  Banb Bang Boom

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
rilakkuma
16 Jun 2011 4.04pm
Reply to  Anil Netto

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
Ella
17 Jun 2011 3.57pm
Reply to  Banb Bang Boom

“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
Andrew
16 Jun 2011 2.02pm

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
wandererAUS
16 Jun 2011 1.46pm

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
semuanya OK kot
16 Jun 2011 1.21pm

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

moo_t
moo_t
16 Jun 2011 12.35pm

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
Racheljansz
16 Jun 2011 12.05pm

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

Hairudin
Hairudin
16 Jun 2011 11.43am

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