16 June, 2011

MCMC Bans 10 File Sharing Sites, Anonymous Begin Operation Malaysia | Digital Dudette

I was following up on the news about MCMC's decision to ban 10 file sharing sites and how Anonymous began Operation Malaysia, it was simply amusing! So I created this infographic last night to record Operation Malaysia #Hack Timeline. Feel free to share this infographics around, feedbacks appreciated!

MCMC Bans 10 File Sharing Sites, Anonymous Begin Operation Malaysia

My Point of View:

Firstly MCMC angers the online ‘rakyat’ by choosing to ban the 10 file sharing sites. Then when the hacking situation got out of hand they turned back to the ‘rakyat’ and pleaded for their cooperation to report anything suspicious. People wouldn’t want to help you if you are trying to control them. 

MCMC states that they are not trying to censor the internet but are trying to fight piracy. Seriously, users can and will find a way around the ‘censorship’, Malaysians aren’t so daft. And please lah, be a little bit more creative to combat piracy. Don’t take the easy way out. 
Anonymous threatens to hack, Government takes it rather lightly and the police tried to portray the Malaysian version of NCIS. After the incident of numerous hacks that was going on (Citibank’s Hack incident affecting 210,000 customers and PlayStation Network was down for a month), Malaysian authorities should have taken a more preventive method instead of chickening out and pulling the plugs of their servers middle of the night.

Check out the on-going updates on this Facebook Page: 1M Malaysians Don't Want SKMM Block File SharingWebsite.

"Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice." - Frank La Rue, the UN's Special Rapporteur

UPDATE (19/6):
I posted the link to this post on the above facebook page and couldn't believe the response! More than 600 views in just a couple of hours!!! And truly happy to get the support from fellow Malaysians for the infographic I created :)

There were rumours that there were attempts to hack CIMB Bank's website, some say the site was down but I haven't got any official reports on that. Please share if you have any links.

You should also read Finance Twitter's blog, interest thoughts and I especially love the picture! Read more here: Despite Being Hacked, Malaysian Govt Shows Arrogance.
Credit to financetwitter.com
But I'm happy to hear that there's atleast one logical person in politics that gave a proper statement about this matter. Tourism and Heritage Minister, Abang Johari said that this incident should serve as a lessons to the Malaysian Government to better safeguard its digital records from possible attacks in the future. Read more here: Attacks by hackers serve as lesson for all, says Abg Jo.

I'm just curious why now the cyber security fellows are warning about fake firms online but MCMC hasn't done anything to ban those websites, atleast you'd be protecting users instead of stirring anger. Read about it here.

UPDATE (9/8) Hacktivist group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for taking down the Syrian Ministry of Defense website, posting in its place a message that calls for the removal of President Bashar Al-Assad. Read more here.


  1. Really great effort in making the infographic...5 stars for u dudette!

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