#OpMalaysia (Updated) – Malaysia Hackers Response Towards Blocking of File Sharing Websites by SKMM; Anonymous Has Called Off [Their] Plan
Salam and hello everyone. I believe most of Malaysia netizens have noticed about the blocking of file sharing websites by SKMM (Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia) lately and in the latest news today, most ISPs have already taken their action accordingly as requested by SKMM and KPDNKK to block all access to more than 10 of most popular file sharing websites. Read my previous entry for details.
As expected, this action is not acceptable by those file sharing websites users and a Facebook page to show their protest is now gaining more and more exposure from both netizens and medias. Most of the fans of the Facebook page shows their unacceptable reaction towards the action by SKMM. The issue becomes more hot when one of the most respected hackers groups, Anonymous has announced their plan to hack Malaysia government website as a sign of support for Malaysia netizen. Anonymous at first plans to hack Malaysia government website (www.malaysia.gov.my) at 7.30pm GMT on Wednesday (3.30am Thursday Malaysian time) and has named it “Operation Malaysia” . The video below shows the response of Anonymous towards SKMM action of blocking those file sharing websites and internet freedom.
Greetings, Malaysia, We have seen the censorship taken by the Malaysian government, blocking sites like The Pirate Bay, and WikiLeaks. Malaysia is one of the world’s strictest governments, even blocking out movies, and television shows. These acts of censorship are inexcusable. You are taking away a basic human right. The internet is here for freedom, without fear of government interference. Do not think that no one else notices. Your structured government has done the talking, and we hear loud and clear. Let this be an announcement to all your people. This is a sign, a warning, and an opportunity to listen to ideas above your own. In a way you are being stubborn. But how will this help anyone or your country. We fear that if you make further decisions to take away human freedom. We are obligated to act fast and have no mercy. For rules were meant to be broken. And corruption was meant to be washed away and forgiven. Now we will wash your corruption away so be prepared. Take this as a favor. We are Anonymous.
However, today through #OpMalaysia IRC Chat channel, it has been told that the operation is called off until further notice. Even Anonymous has called off their plan, a group of Malaysia hackers called RileksCrew/DragonForce Malaysia has started their response and action towards this blocking of file sharing websites. A few of Malaysia websites have been hacked in the last few hours. The following screenshots show the websites that have been hacked by RileksCrew/DragonForce Malaysia.
www.politeknik.gov.my – The website is back online as usual at 1.10AM (15 June 2011)
Even Anonymous has claimed they are called off their hacking plan towards Malaysia government website, a press release shared via PasteHTML.com has shown Anonymous has started their attack on Malaysia website, not government, but Sabah Tourism official website. The website currently inaccessible.
More websites have been claimed defaced by Malaysia hackers and Anonymous.
I’m not sure if this defacement is done by Malaysia hackers like before or by Anonymous, but it can be seen the title of the website has been changed to “Operation Malaysia | Operation Malaysia [pwn3d by Anonymous]“.
It seems the website has been taken down and inaccessible right now. Anonymous Malaysia claim [they] have taken down 27 websites/portals of Malaysia government. I’ve no info about all of these websites at the moment.
Update: 12.20am 16th June 2011 (Malaysia Time)
As a prevention against the attack by the hackers, it is claimed by several individuals that Malaysia’s government has taken an action by shutting down several government websites. The websites are:
It is unsure for how long the Government is going to keep shutting down the websites. It is also unsure whether the Government really close or shutting down the website because the inaccessibility of the websites might be caused by sudden high traffic to the websites.
KRU Studios also has taken action by putting their website at KRUSTUDIOS.COM into maintenance mode to avoid the attack at first. However, the website is currently inaccessible and seems has been shutting down.
Update: 12.57am 16th June 2011
www.cidb.gov.my – back online as usual
www.tourmalaysia.com.my – defaced for the 2nd time by Dragon Force Malaysia
Update: 1.03am 16th June 2011
Both are defaced by Dragon Force Malaysia
I’m not sure when all these are going to stop, but the government needs to do something on the issue of blocking these file sharing websites and SKMM should reconsider their action of blocking those websites. This is the information that I have for now, and I believe more websites are going to be hacked if the government or SKMM didn’t take any wise actions. Well, lets wait and see.