Operation Malaysia:
Wrapping up the whole incident - How did Malaysia internet security fare? On the whole I would say they did a fair job, the sites that were under attacked cannot be fully mitigate and there were sites that were being brought down. Recovery rate is consider moderate bearing in mind this is a forewarned attack and the time of attack is set when most Malaysian is having sweet dreams.

After all, who would be awakening during the wee hours to access to government portal with the exception during income tax submission month.

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1.10pm, 16 June 2011, Thu - www.malaysia.gov.my portal has finally made its way back to users after the attack.


From the outside, it seems like a DOS attack that has brought down the portal. No leakage of information was reported as of now. Update from local daily has reported that MCMC has confirm that a total of 51 'gov.my' website were attacked and disruption at various level were seen at 41 of the sites.

MCMC has cited there were attempt to hack their website at www.skmm.gov.my and they have mitigate the attack with concerted efforts.

Local police has began probing the identity of hackers, believes to be local that have hacked two local sites on 14 June 2011, Teusday. The two websites are identify as www.politeknik.edu.my and www.tourmalaysia.com.my, which they believe are the work of local hackers.

At this point of time, politeknik.edu.my has recovered from the attack and its main page is accessible but www.tourmalaysia.com.my has only brought down the defaced page, the original contents is still not yet be seen.

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8.23am, 16 June 2011, Thu - The www.malaysia.gov.my is still down. Reports at local daily reported at total of 27 sites was hacked.

www.cidb.gov.my was reported to have been defaced, was seen normal when I did a checked on it.

http://www.bomba.gov.my and http://www.sabahtourism.com were both still not accessible.

Another site www.tourmalaysia.com.my which was hacked probably because of its domain name contain the word Malaysia, is a private own tour agency. A quick check on its cache as saved by Google shows the site was hacked on 14 June 2011, 13.22 GMT.


Google cache image of tourmalaysia.com.my showing it was already hacked one day earlier before the intended schedule.
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12.32am, 16 June 2001, Thu - The www.malaysia.gov.my is showing sign of being attack. At 12.31am, when I tried to access the main page, it's able to load. When I do a refresh minutes later, it can't load.

At the mean time http://www.bomba.gov.my and http://www.sabahtourism.com are both not accessible.

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12.09am, 16 June 2011, Thu - The www.malaysia.gov.my website is not accessible. It's not sure at this moment whether the website under DOS attack or it the webmaster cutting off access to its website. It's now less than 4 hours before the targetted time of 3.30am, 16 June 2011, Thu Malaysian time.

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11.09pm, 15 June 2001, Wed - http://www.bomba.gov.my/ is suspect to be under DOS attack, the page is not accessible at time of updating this post. Less than 5 hours before the allegedly official attack on www.malaysia.gov.my website. The intended target is still reachable at this moment.

English News at 8.00pm has reported that the Sabah tourism website http://www.sabahtourism.com has been attacked. The Sabah tourism website is unreachable at time of posting this update.

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The 'Annoymous' hacker group has made an annoucement on another free sharing portal the pastebin.com/TLcAgHAe their reasons why they are targetting to hack a Malaysia Goverment own portal.

Here is an excerpt of the contents:

"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."

A screenshot of the original


Related news: Hacking Malaysia Goverment Portal

14 June 2011, Tuesday - 3.05pm

1 comments
  1. Anonymous 16 June, 2011 01:32  

    thanks for the updates.hope to see more soon. :D