Staff Reporters
Jun 17, 2011

Anonymous disrupts Malaysian government sites following ban

KUALA LUMPUR - Hacker group Anonymous has confirmed that the disruption of over 50 Malaysian government websites on Wednesday and Thursday was a protest against the government's proposal to ban selected file sharing websites.

Anonymous' posted a warning on its pending attack on 12 June
Anonymous' posted a warning on its pending attack on 12 June

The group posted proof of the success of its attacks with passwords extracted from the website of the Prime Minister's Department, reports GreyReview.

Anonymous had warned the Malaysian government earlier this week of this attack following a leaked proposal by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to ban selected file sharing websites in a bid to end online piracy.

Overall though, as these sites were mostly information providers, members of the public were largely unaffected.

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