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Anonymous Hacker attacked 51 govt websites

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 (Bernama) — A total of 51 .gov.my websites have come under attack causing disruptions at various levels to at least 41 of the websites, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said today.

However, MCMC said it did not expect the overall recovery of these websites to take long as most of them  had already recovered from the attacks.

“Our monitoring of the situation showed that there was a reduced level of attacks by 4am this morning and upon further evaluation, we found there had been little impact on Malaysian users as a result of this attack,” it said in a statement.

The attacks followed an announcement by a foreign-based hackers group, Anonymous, to hack into the government’s official website www.malaysia.gov.my yesterday.

‘Anonymous’ had cited alleged Internet censorship by the government and the recent blocking of 10 file-sharing sites in Malaysia as two of the reasons for wanting to launch the attack, which it codenamed “Operation Malaysia”.

MCMC said there were indeed attempts to hack several websites which started at approximately 11.30pm Wednesday, including on its own www.skmm.gov.my site, but was not successful.

MCMC said its Network Security Centre had been making concerted efforts to mitigate the attacks around the clock and would continue to work with other enforcement agencies and security experts as well service providers to monitor the situation.

The public is advised to report any information they may have regarding the identity of these hackers as the act to disrupt network services is a serious offence, which is punishable by law. — BERNAMA

JAMESJG.COM : During the current World Blogger and Social Media Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Ahmad Izham Khairuddin, the Head of Outreach Department of Cybersecurity commented that it will be a challenge for Anonymous to hack into their (Cybersecurity) website.

Following that statement, Anuj Singh, the Director of Global Response Centre, IMPACT Malaysia said that all websites are hackable.

Obviously its a cushion statement just in case Cybersecurity got hacked! Yup..

AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE MALAYSIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MULTIMEDIA COMMISSION (MCMC) IN RELATION TO THE HACKING OF MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT WEBSITES BY UNKNOWN HACKERS

CYBERJAYA, 16 June 2011 – Regarding the threat by unknown hackers to attack websites with the .gov.my domain, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) confirms that there were indeed attempts to hack several
websites, including www.skmm.gov.my. The attempt to hack MCMC’s website was not successful.

These attacks started at approximately 11.30pm, on 15 June 2011. We are able to confirm that 51 .gov.my websites were attacked and there has been disruption at various levels to at least 41 of those websites. However, we do not expect the overall recovery to these websites to take long as most websites have already recovered from the attack.

Our monitoring of the situation showed that there was a reduced level of attacks by 4.00am this morning and upon further evaluation, so far we gauge that there has been little impact on Malaysian users as a result of this attack.

MCMC’s Network Security Center has been making concerted efforts to mitigate the attacks around the clock and will continue to work with other enforcement agencies and security experts as well service providers to monitor the situation.

The public is advised to report any information they may have regarding the identity of these hackers as the act to disrupt network services is a serious offence, which is punishable by law.”