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Friday, 17 June 2011

90 per cent of hackers of Government, private websites were locals

PUTRAJAYA: Ninety per cent of the hackers who attacked 200 goverment related and private websites since four days ago, were locals, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister
Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.

He said the police and the relevant agencis were now in the process of identified them. 

"We have come to know that most of the hackers were locals, not from, abroad," he told a press conference here today. 

He said this when asked to comment on the group calling itself 'Anonymous', which claimed to be based abroad and threatened the attack the government's official portal, www.malaysia.gov.my.

Maximus said as the head of the ministry which promoted safe use of the Internet and handled the infrastructure that dealt with cyber ecurity, he appealed to Malaysians to use the Internet profesionally for education and the development of the country. 

"Because you cannot go very far when you want to do criminal activities within cyberspace itself," he added.

Asked whether the Cabinet had made any decision to form a special task force to solve this problem, he said he could not confirm that yet. -- BERNAMA

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