01 July 2013

Several local website domains registered under the "" have been hacked by irresponsible parties, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said today.

MCMC chairman Datuk Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi said initial investigations revealed that the hacking had been confined to registered websites, which had the "" prefix.

"MCMC was notified that the websites of several prominent companies in Malaysia had been compromised by the hackers," he said in a statement.

"Quick action by the website operators prevented further damage by hackers but we are very concerned about the issue," Mohamed Sharil said.

He said most of the affected websites were up and operating again and a special team has been formed to investigate the intrusion.

The team comprises personnel from MCMC and the police, Mohamed Sharil said, declining to elaborate further.

It is understood that one of the prominent websites, which had been hacked, was that of US computer manufacturer Dell. 

Unidentified parties hacked into the Dell website today, voicing their support for Bangladeshi workers working at its manufacturing plant in Penang.

Dell was not available for comment but reports of the hacking spread fast on social media.

On the popular forum, users were abuzz when news of the 2pm hacking broke out and the provocative message left on the Dell website.

The hacker identified himself as Tigerm@te who claimed to be a Bangladeshi.

The provocative message left was "Hello Malaysia, you think you are more advanced than us? Respect our workers, we will respect you! Running it since 2007". - July 1, 2013.



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