Friday, November 8, 2013

Buggered

When he was just a minister of state, Lee Hsien Loong boasted to journalists covering his Europe tour he could tame the internet. A foreign reporter tried to educate him, and was dismissed haughtily: "We have the technicians."

This guy never learns. It seems his official website was hacked yesterday, Nov 7, 2013, at 11.17 pm and presented with a rude message: "ANONYMOUS SG WAS HERE BIATCH"

It was an inevitable response to a challenge issued earlier, "PM Lee warns hackers: We will track you down -- even if you think you're 'anonymous'".  Lee had told local journalists that his government would "spare no effort" in going after Anonymous members who week threatened to wage a cyber war against the Singapore Government.

Confirming the successful forage into the sanctity of his ivory tower office - a vulnerability in a subpage was exploited to display pages from other sources - the government's red-faced Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) issued a statement today saying it was investigating the incident. Assuring the nation everything is hunky-dory, IDA declared: "The PMO (Prime Minister's Office) main website is still working, and we are working to restore the page that has been compromised." Not that we give a damn, the target was the government, not the country. You can't believe everything the Straits Times says.

There's no gainsaying this time, the police is not expected to issue a follow-up statement about technical glitches or router failures. It looks like Anonymous is still determined to wage further attacks on the ham-fistedly governed island's technological infrastructure if demands for greater Internet freedom are not met, specifically Yaacob Ibrahim's thinly disguised assault on the Internet via frivolous licensing rules.

It's great to be Singaporean today.

39 comments:

  1. Oh..another unplanned "planned maintenance"?

    Looks like the hackers decided to spare very little effort to teach our PM Lee after all his sabre rattling. Since they know our IT security is so sub-standard, they only attacked the sub-page for search. Must be thinking that when PM says he will track them down that he meant our security experts will track down them under the search page..LOL.!!!

    All he and Yaacob has to do, is to re-state their position on the internet regulations and everything will go away. If as PM says, the regulation does not impinge on freedom of speech, then what is the regulation there for in the first place?!

    Anyway, it must be great for PM Lee to feel like a Singaporean today. To experience the foreign intruders where he has no control over who is adding spurs to his hides. Oh, and yes, they might just indirectly take his lunch away by 2016 too if Hackers decided to go after Temasek next. Hmmm..guess what will we find out from there?

    Is been an interesting side show. Peace out.

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  2. wonderful weekend !!

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    1. Great to be a Singaporean belonging to the 40 %.
      and may confidential info exposing the PAP be released to the public...soon ! LOL

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  3. PMO website hacked!! ... hahahaha.

    But lets not celebrate too much. Because this can only mean 1 thing: they will spend another few billions of taxpayers money to "upgrade the already highly resilient" garmen IT infrastructure to foil all future hackers (or so they hope). Which means you pay more taxes, while the past and present IDA directors and yakult' $10m dollar a condo MDA director would have a chance now to fill up another page for their workplan for 2014. Which then means that $10m condo would turn into a GCB soon, at your expense :)

    And of course, pinkie will be drawing up his next "cabinet reshuffle list" to promote yakult to become some Chair of some coordinating special committee for IT resilience. Also to promote all present and past IDA directors to full Staff grade Perm Secs! Afterall, this garmen has a solid record of promoting clowns to the next level of incompetence, right?

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  4. Sinkies will only cheers when the ERPs is bugged.

    So far, those websites are just harmless chicken feats. They have been rather kind.

    When is broken, fix it. No need to fist it.

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    1. I have noticed that many do not know how to use this:
      Its not ....

      chicken feat
      chicken feet

      Its:

      Chicken feed!!!

      It means that something is cheap and easy.. because, long ago.. chickens were fed with very cheap food such as left over grains from milling,the chaff.. etc. and it was cheap.

      Sorry, but I just couldn't remain silent for months on end, seeing this term used with realising the mistake.!!

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    2. Thanks to our world class education system...loh.

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    3. its the same with ''crap''. pple keep using ''craB''.
      also ''extent'', which pple keep using as ''extenD''.

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    4. yo grammar nazi...don't change my word.

      I literally mean feats - as in achievement done with great skill and courage. I call them chicken because I think they are done by hackers who do the job in their pyjamas, and probably still drinking milo made by their mums or maids lah!

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    5. nebber mind the of cheekin feat lah. Cheekin alway got 2 feet.

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    6. Come on, be gracious and admit your mistake - a common one enough. If you had meant chicken feats (sic), then at least add the word "sic".

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    7. Like a chinaman at yum char, when he sees chicken feet, he goes into a feed(ing) frenzy which is quite a feat.

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  5. Heard the uncle's website at Istana also defaced.

    How come this virtual Banksy never leave its biatch mark and say "Not your grandfather internet".

    And where is Mr Yakult now? Not a squeak!

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  6. //Not that we give a damn, the target was the government, not the country. You can't believe everything the Straits Times says//

    When Sun Ho's website was hacked, did she boldly claim that it was an attack on all christians and christianity? Afterall, she is a pastor right? And even if she did, do you think everyone will unite behind her?

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  7. It's just desert for a despot that control the flow of information with euphemistically named organisations such as Ministry for The Arts and Information or Media Development (read Monitoring) Authority.

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  8. What did the PM have in mind when he said "We will track you down -- even if you think you're 'anonymous'".

    Here's my advice to the PM. These people are not under your jurisdiction. You are not NSA or CIA. Even if you are lucky to track down one of these guys, there are still countless of them. You can't possibly win this war. Otherwise, these hackers would have been wiped out by Uncle Sam long ago. So stand down now and stop making fool of yourself.

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    1. Not only is he not flame-proof;
      he's not even fool-proof!

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    2. Bro, I wish you were correct, but I would recommend all precautions to Anonymous to proceed judiciously: know your enemy know yourself, you know the rest. The Guardian, Snowden, Manning and Assange proved that the NSA's network is bigger and wider than is known. Red dot has already been exposed by Tattler to be part of the next layer of the NSA net. Why did you think KL, JK, BKK all had listening posts but red dot did not? We are monitored, closely, word for word. We are not important enuf for them to knock on our doors at nite. But trust that, just like the Bolivian's jet was nearly shot down over Spain on suspicion he was ferrying Snowden from Moscow, the big brothers are vindictive enuf to throw trillions to get their nemesis. Without Putin's cover, Snowden would have been a goner. Even PRC wasn't brave enuf to mark around with NSA.

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    3. Didn't know dat Spanish plane is male. Always been told ships and other passenger carriers were referred to in the feminine.

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    4. "....Didn't know dat Spanish plane is male. Always been told ships and other passenger carriers were referred to in the feminine..."

      The Bolivian jet was carrying the president of Bolivia. The president is a man... therefore 'he'..... its got nothing to do with the jet. ( duh )

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    5. So solly neber read properlee.

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  9. Catch you when (not if) they can. The bounty is out. You bet all that money from Ho Ching's deep pocket will be coming after you; the best hackers lee's money can buy. From Berlin, Bermuda to the Basement, anonymous better be sooo good.

    http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/10/22/inside-anonymous-former-topiary-jake-davis/

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/may/16/lulzsec-hacking-fbi-jail

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    1. I always suspect that the best hackers are paid by the IT security firms, shall not mention any names, but the hackers world is cloak and dagger, no one really trust anyone. Also you know Boeing and Lockheed databases were recently hacked, no one has been caught yet, of course they blame the chinks, but who knows.

      The more havoc, the more billion dollar contracts go to the security firms. I bet at this time, suitcases are already packed, maybe 1st class cabon loads of their best makerteers are already on their way to collect their year end bonuses here, courtesy of the incompetence of the pigs who run the garmen show.

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  10. Hard Hacks to Follow11/08/2013 10:08 PM

    Is funny isn't it.

    On Oct 28, the govt panel came out with brave happy faces to announce that we have another $130m to spend on cyber security program.

    Less than a week later, Anonymous came and attacked the 19 sites and issued their warnings. This led me to believe that SG already got intell that they will become a target. Doing the launch is to pre-empt the Hackers hoping that it will deter them. When that fails, the state media issued a death penalty threat and make it look like ALL Singaporeans are undersieged and at war. This followed by series of Highcrest military exercise & PM Lee's warning to hunt them down, leading to more subpage attacks on PMO and Istana's websites. So what's next?

    If our PM has learnt his lesson so far, and continue to take a leaf from the Sony episode where the company was the hackers' whipping boy, as well as the winner (and the sole nominee) for the 'Most Epic Fail' Pwnie for its repeated missteps with their cack-handed approach to cybersecurity, then there is a very good chance that he & his cabinet will surely become the 2013 winner of the Pwnies award at the Black Hat USA computer security conference, aka the "Oscars" for the Hackers World Championship. Maybe that will be a good day to be Singaporean too.

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    1. The Indons may one day declare they are targetting the PAP gov and not Singapore to return the ill gotten Billions. I have this notion the majority of our NS men/reservists will remain neutral and with the way things have been unravelling, the useless PM and his cronies could face the prospect of being hunted down themselves...LOL

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  11. http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/singapore-pmo-website-not-hacked-despite-reports/

    According to Security vendor, this is not considered hacked wor. In that case, it must be open invitation for anyone to graffiti through the back door they left open (their bad, not the graffiti artist) and you still won't be arrested under Computer Misuse Act, tio bo?

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  12. Excuse me. LHL was never a mere anything. If I was him, I would consider that a curse.

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    1. Grammar Nazi11/09/2013 5:21 PM

      ..If I "were" him, not "was him ;-)

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    2. Speaks volume for their first world education system.

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    3. Highest paid politician in the world.
      Supported by 60% of a daft population.
      And you consider that a curse.

      Next I guess you want to propose a higher pay for him to compensate LHL for his "suffering and sacrifices".

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    4. hey dude .. it should be "speaks volumes". Touché.

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    5. Should it not be "speak volumes" ?

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    6. It's a personal feeling. I like my life. I don't care how much he earns I doubt it can buy him anything he enjoys. Forgive the punctuation. Too much bother on an iphone.

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  13. looks like papig trolls nows a days hor, are recruited from english tuition teezhers having hard time getting students, so side lines with papigs to spam anti-clony blogs. how much they pays per glamma spam ha? any tips where the next fare incleese coming ha? The ah longsan ah beng looks like going to up the medisave life to sclew us leh, after smrt now healthcare, every day one incleese so solid ha?

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    1. not say i wan to say... but if i don say, other peeple say so,how?.. so, i say now lor... you don say, ok?.. i say first!

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    2. Why can't I use good English and be anti-PAP at the same time?
      You are just as bad as the white pigs.
      Pigeon hole and stereotype Singaporeans like a machine.

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    3. why cant i use bad englis w/o u idiot behaving like the old condescending fart and happy happy poke fun at all us who rite the way our tezhers tot us - we make our point u make yours, BUT point shud be relevant, englis is not the topic du jour, d'accord?

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  14. Another one buggered! I wonder if those fabulous people from the fabrications team is next...lol

    https://m.facebook.com/singaporepoliceforce/posts/10152378342904408?refid=13

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  15. Not that I am defending the actions of Anonymous, but isn't this all the Govt's doing??
    Can't they just stop being control freaks for once and let the people run their own lives.
    If the internet regulations are not to impinge on the freedom of speech, why have it in the first place?
    This is not the age when the old man could do anything
    at his whim

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