Tindakan Kerajaan Malaysia :
Menyekat laman web yang dianggap meyalahgunakan kebebasan berinternet seperti www.thepiratebay.org (laman muat-turun movie, games dan perisian) dan Wikileaks (laman yang mendedahkan skandal dan konspirasi kerajaan dan pertubuhan antarabangsa).
Tindakan penggodam (hackers) pula mengisytihar seruan semua penggodam antarabangsa menyerang laman web Malaysia.
Mereka mengeluarkan ancaman seperti poster berikut sebelaum serangan bermula:
Petikan berita internet tentang serangan :
Anonymous, not content with removing Ben Bernanke from the Fed, will hack the Malaysian government’s online portal. LulzSec, another hacker group, has opened a phone line for suggesting hacks.
What does Anonymous have against the Malaysian government? Censorship. The Malaysian government’s Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission banned 10 file-sharing sites, sending Malaysians into an uproar as they took to the streets. This, of course, routinely draws the ire of the collective of Anonymous hackers.
The government has also tried to censor WikiLeaks, something also dear to the hearts of Anonymous, who have struck Visa, PayPal and various other organizations for their efforts to thwart the whistle-blower site, which Anonymous takes as an assault on free information and free speech.
Yesterday LulzSec, another hacker group, opened up a rather hilarious and Monty Python-esque line of communication: a hacker hotline in which callers can suggest corporate and government websites that should be taken down. It seems that it was all part of an effort called “Titanic Takeover Tuesday.”
LulzSec wrote on its Twitter account, “Call into 614-LulzSec and pick a target, and we’ll obliterate it. Nobody wants to mess with The Lulz Cannon–take aim for us Twitter.” Their tone almost seems rather sportsmen-like and gamely. (Many of their targets are gaming firms, in fact.)
LulzSec took down FinFinisher.com because “apparently they sell monitoring software to the government or some shit like that.” And in one of the more humorous Twitter posts, “Tango down – magnets.com - we called them and they wouldn’t tell us how magnets worked.”
They’ve also hacked Senate.gov and more famously, Sony, Fox News and PBS. LulzSec hacked the PBS site and planted a story that Tupac and Biggie were “alive and well” in New Zealand. The hack, of course, was precipitated by a Frontline piece on WikiLeaks andBradley Manning.
A phone line doesn’t seem like the best means of suggesting hacks, but it does make one wonder if there will be a site where people could suggest them.
Beberapa laman web kerajaan telah diserang dan ada yang terpaksa ditutup buat sementara waktu seperti
Kenyataan berita memetik kerajaan Malaysia bersedia mempertahankan laman webnya dari serangan tersebut:
Malaysia's Information Minister Rais Yatim said that Anonymous had "misunderstood realities of the day", adding the move to ban the sites were meant to censor cyber crimes.
Malaysia's police chief has said that authorities will probe and find out the people behind the threats.
Malaysian police chief Ismail Omar told Reuters, "We have received word of this threat. There are many agencies involved in this and we will get to the bottom of this."
"Investigation needs to be done and we need to protect our systems at the same time."
Sebelum ini dikatakan sebuah laman web kerajaan iaitu 1Malaysia terpaksa ditutup lebih seminggu akibat diserang penggodam. Serangan tersebut dibuat setelah seorang forumer (mungkin dari SKMM) mencabar seorang hackers untuk menggodam laman web tersebut yang dianggap kebal dari segi sekuriti.
Mungkin ada benarnya satu pendapat dari seorang pakar peperangan bahawa Perang Dunia Ke-3 melibatkan kelumpuhan negara-negara akibat serangan semua data-data dan kawalan kewangan, pertahanan dan lain-lainnya di dalam talian.