Eleven Malaysian hackers were apprehended for hacking government sites

Sandra Loyd

The Malaysian authorities report that 11 suspects have already been arrested in connection with attacks on government sites. A similar campaign is taking place in Myanmar, and a coordinated cyber attack has also been launched in Hungary against some Hungarian government sites.

The captured hackers are believed to be members of a hacktivist group that continued to cause serious problems on government communications platforms at the end of January

The team calling itself Anonymous Malaysia 17

The actions are all part of the # OpsWakeUp21 project, which seeks to draw attention to the weak security of public sites by posting warning messages on them. :

The Malaysian authorities launched an investigation at the end of January, which resulted in the capture of nearly a dozen people. There are reportedly hackers between the ages of 22 and 40.

A similar series of attacks are taking place in Myanmar, with local groups including the military, the state broadcaster, the central bank, the port authority, the food and pharmaceutical authorities

The attacks are part of a national protest against a military coup earlier this month. The army took power a few hours before the parliament session and detained Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar, as well as several other senior politicians. The move was justified by the government’s failure to respond to complaints from the military about alleged election fraud. prevents citizens from organizing new protests

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