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Hackers hit Malaysian sites over SEA Games Indonesia flag gaffe

JAKARTA: Indonesian hackers Monday claimed responsibility for attacking more than 30 Malaysian Websites following a gaffe that saw Indonesia's flag printed upside-down in a Southeast Asian Games commemorative magazine.

Malaysia's SEA Games organisers sparked outrage in Indonesia when news of the misprint came to light at Saturday's opening ceremony in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia's foreign ministry and event organisers apologised profusely for the blunder but it was not enough to quell a wave of complaints online, with #ShameOnYouMalaysia becoming Indonesia's top trending topic on Twitter.

A group of hackers calling themselves the ExtremeCrew ratcheted up the neighbourly tiff by defacing 33 Malaysian websites.

Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab, chief executive of CyberSecurity Malaysia, said authorities were looking into the attacks.

READ MORE (Channel NewsAsia)

  • Malaysia Extends Apology for Indonesia Flag
  • Malaysia sites hacked after blunder over Indonesian flagBBC News
  • SEA Games: Ice hockey makes splash in tropics, puddles and
  • Jakarta protesters say flag wilfully printed upside downFree Malaysia Today
  • Upgrade security, advises CyberSecurity following hackingFree Malaysia Today
  • SEA Games: PH ice hockey team shuts down IndonesiaABS-CBN News
  • Indonesian hackers retaliate flag blunder by defacing M'sian sitesThe Sun Daily
  • Hackers Attack Malaysian Websites in Revenge Over Upside-Down Indonesian FlagJakarta Globe
  • Indonesian hacker group defaces Malaysian websites following flag blunderThe Star Online

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