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Malaysia Today Website Hacked

Written By kadayan chronicles on Thursday, 3 July 2008 | 18:30

Written by nst
Thursday, 03 July 2008

The website is still inaccessible at present. I realized that the site gone wierd last night, whenever I accessed the frontpage, it goes into member area.

(nst) If you click to open the Malaysia Today website just now, you will be greeted by a smiling Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad dressed in army fatigues, an obvious picture alteration to the Mel Gibson movie poster “We Were Soldiers.”

The site, edited and owned by the controversial Raja Petra Kamarudin, was hacked since early this morning by a hacker simply known as Gasakdotnet.

The hack appeared to be a political statement alluding to Dr Mahathir’s “battle” for his country when he was prime minister from 1981 to 2003, which also includes the tagline "My Countrymen, My Fellow Malaysian."

In the tradition of movie promotions, the hacked poster is drumming up support for a “movie now showing nationwide”, another statement alluding to Dr Mahathir’s series of lectures and meetings criticising the Prime Minister's policies and management style.

Malaysia Today is no stranger to hacks, which included earlier attacks that prevented surfers from viewing the site.

However, it may be possible for some surfers to enter the site without seeing the hacker's handiwork due to a process called caching, which is storage or retention of data that had been viewed much earlier.

But until 10pm tonight, the site is still down and there was no sign of Gasakdotnet's handiwork. Viewers are also directed the website's server default page. NST

How can somebody hacks a website? Because the hacker manage to access the administration area – the back end / control panel of the website, then login as administrator and put some proofs that he was there, at the very least.
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