Sunday, October 01, 2006

Tuck shop website hacked

Lehlew pengyiu is a fan of our famous Malaysian blogger, brother Ooi and will try to visit his Screenshots once a day to get interesting information which you might not see in mainstream media.

It was reported that today, the 1st day of the 4th quarter in the year 2006, our beloved tuck shop website was hacked again. Notice that brother Ooi used the word "again" which means this is not the first time intruders gained access and defaced the website.

I don't know how many times it was hacked before, but I had seen once myself. It happened on March 8, 2005. The website was "updated" with the title "Permintaan maaf dari Kerajaan Malaysia" (Apology from the Government of Malaysia). Some texts and 2 flags were added too. This was in conjunction with our government action on deporting illegal immigrants back to Indonesia.

On one side, we Malaysians are helping our neighbour, providing their people with jobs here. We also unreservedly sent aids when natural disaster struck. Many illegals obtained citizenship (not just permanent residence) status due to some kind of wierd policy which I am not going to debate here. Everyone knows, I dont have to reiterate it. The hacker wrote "Hidup Indonesia... Ganyang malaysia". Alright, thank you very much. Don't blame them.

On our side, it is kind of a national disgrace when a ".gov.my" site was hacked. Some people look at it as something trivial, but to certain people, they consider this as waging war against our country, Malaysia.

Let's see first. I don't know how the people at the tuck shop will react to today's incident. Give them the benefits of doubt. I have high confidence that they will do a thorough investigation, plug the hole, nab the real culprits, and prosecute them to the fullest extend of the law.

I hope they don't resort to blame-storming. Blame the outsource vendor that maintain the website? Shoot the messenger? Instead of solving the problem openly, point fingers at whistle blowers. Ah, that's the culture here, not a surprise. Please don't do this. In martial arts, our sifu told us to thank those who managed to deliver blows to you. You learn through the hard way and will never forget. Don't be "pelanduk lupakan jerat" because those hackers might strick again. Beef up the website security, "sediakan payung sebelum hujan".

73.

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