14 Jun '11, 4am

Hacker group to attack M'sian govt portal

Petaling Jaya (The Star/ANN) - A hacker group has threatened to attack the www.malaysia.gov.my website. The group, which calls itself Anonymous, said it will launch the attack at 7.30pm GMT on Wednesday (3.30am Thursday Malaysian time) and has named it "Operation Malaysia." It posted the threat in a graphic on this website, http://i.imgur.com/PTFWh.png. Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at the F-Secure Corporation - a computer security software company based in Helsinki, Finland - tweeted about the threat at 4.42am Malaysian time. No other details were available at this time. It is also not known why Anonymous has targeted the Malaysian website. But there has been an uptick in "hacktivism" these past weeks, where hacker groups have targeted various organisations for political purposes. Hackers have attacked the International Monetary Fund and Sony PlayStation Network,...

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