Yes. It is a busy period, students, what with ‘A’ levels coming up and PW OPs lined up. But hey, I wanted to archive this online hacking incident for future discussion on media/ censorship/ governance. And also, simply because the disrespectful rhetoric used by ‘The Messiah’ (which is the moniker that said hacker has given him/herself) is simply over-the-top.
In summary, an article written by ST journalist Irene Tham was defaced. ST has since taken this down, but a cached version of the removed page still remains. Dear students, you can access cached page here.
Some portions I wish to highlight, just to point out how extremist viewpoints laden with inappropriate and offensive vocabulary make for a rather embarrassing way of expressing indignation. Anyway, here’s an excerpt of what was posted by this hacker (i’ve bolded certain phrases – will add comments over the weekend!) 🙂
Earlier today upon discovering the existence of a Youtube video of ours (click here), a straitstimes correspondent by the name of Irene Tham chose to publicize an article distorting our words and intentions (click here). She chose to conveniently modify the sentence “war against the Singapore Government” into “war against Singapore”.
That in our opinion can be very misleading and unfortunately we suspect that must have been her intentions. Look what she made us do!
Irene Tham, since you had the ignorant nerve of invading our world (the internet) to speak blasphemous lies, then we took it upon ourselves to invade your tiny little space to voice our issues over a few matter. We sincerely hope you wont mind.
1) So dear SPH, in regards to Irene Tham, we will give her 48 hours to make an apology to the citizens of Singapore for trying to mislead them with her hate. In the event she refuses to apologize then we expect her resignation. If those demands are met we will be on our way. But in the event our demands are not met in the next 48 hours, we will place you in our “to do” list and next time you wont be let off this easy.
2) Next we would like the attention of the PAP community foundation that was involved with the baby scalding incident. We demand that you make known to the public your investigation details and discoveries. We advise you to do that before attempting to reappear on the internet. This is to save yourselves the trouble of taking it down again.
3) To those disappointed in us for not intervening in the Dhinesh Chandran case, allow us to explain. Anonymous have been watching this case for a while now. We feared that our aggressive protesting methods could affect the verdict of the appeal. This can be very disastrous if miscalculated. So now, Anonymous would like to appeal on behalf of the mother of Dhinesh Chandaran to the High Courts and AGC to give her the closure she requires.
Your verdict will demonstrate the level of humanity our justice system has on the low & middle class citizens. We will be watching, that we promise.
4) In regards to the murder of Tammy the puppy by Dr Esmee Koh from The Animal Clinic. All we can say to Dr Esmee Koh is that you are f****d. [Ms Lee censoring this, ahem] This we take personally and we have decided to attack you in ways you least expect. Making it a touch more personal. Stay excited!
5) In regards to CHC and Pastor Satan Kong Hee, we have time.
6) Finally to the Singaporeans who are behind us, we salute you! For the rest who are more distracted on unnecessary details such as deciphering the software we use, graphic we use or criticizing our skill sets. We genuinely sympathize with your inability to see the bigger picture and also your deep seeding insecurities.
Nonetheless, we will fight on the behalf of your freedom.
The media has also misled our intentions by stating that we had plans to attack the infrastructure of Singapore on the 5th of November. That is ONLY our intention if the internet framework gets implemented. Not otherwise.
This hacking incident is ironic in more than one respect – put on thinking hats/scarves/ suitable headgear of choice and ponder. More to come over (from yours truly, not Hacker) over the long Deepavali weekend!
- Singapore’s Straits Times Allegedly Hacked By Anonymous (huffingtonpost.com)
- Singapore newspaper Straits Times hacked by The Messiah from Anonymous collective (techinasia.com)
- Hacker Attacks Singapore ‘Straits Times’ to Protest Website Licensing (theepochtimes.com)