‘Anonymous Malaysia’ hackers say they defaced five government websites

Anonymous Malaysia’s screenshot of their mark on the Sabah government website. Photo: Anonymous Malaysia
Anonymous Malaysia’s screenshot of their mark on the Sabah government website. Photo: Anonymous Malaysia

The group of hackers calling themselves “Anonymous Malaysia” announced late last night that they had defaced five government websites including that of Perak state. 

About a week after warning the Malaysian government of its purportedly weak cybersecurity, the so-called hacker-slash-activist group posted screenshots of the government pages it targeted replaced with a graphic of skull on fire with the label “cyberpunk.”

“Hello admin, we just found your website is vulnerable for hacktivist,” texts on the defaced pages said. “Please check your website and make sure it is patched before your website get stamped again. We are truly sorry for your stamped website, we are just a security pentester. Don’t try to find us, try become professional webmaster by knowing to patch the vulnerabilities.”

An email address was written at the end should web administrators want to contact them. 

The websites it said it had targeted were those belonging to the Sabah and Perak states, the website for the Selayang district in Selangor state, as well as the Malaysian customs authorities and the Construction Industry Development Board.

The National Security Council said last week that it had notified all government agencies to be ready for any potential cyber attacks following the group’s Tuesday warning. 

All of the targeted websites looked fine when Coconuts checked this morning, although those by the Sabah government and customs authorities indicated that it was not secure.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission did not immediately respond to Coconuts’ request for comment. 

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