15 Jun '11, 8am

Malaysia braces for cyberattacks

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian officials said Wednesday they were bracing for hacker attacks on government websites by a group which sabotaged Turkish sites last week to protest against Internet censorship. Internet activists Anonymous warned on a website that they would target Malaysia's government portal www.Malaysia.gov.my beginning at 1930 GMT on Wednesday. "We are aware of the hack threat and we believe that the threat is real. We have alerted the relevant parties and government agencies," said Husin Jazri, head of the government's CyberSecurity Malaysia agency. The attack plan was posted on a website and spotted by Finnish computer software company F-Secure on Tuesday, which raised the alarm via Twitter. The hackers explained in a YouTube clip the rationale for the attack, claiming that Malaysia's censorship was eroding human rights. "We fear that if you make further decisi...

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