Maybe an apology is not enough for some of us.

Tunggul Kumoro   22 August 2017 13:05

An Indonesian hacker group called ExtremeCrew claimed to have hacked at least 27 Malaysian-based websites following the flag error incident done by the SEA Games Malaysia's organizers.

The hacked sites feature the page from the event's guidebook where the Indonesian flag found printed upside down.

"My national flag is not a toy!" read the message on the web.

Those hackers also inserted one of the Indonesia's patriotic anthems "Indonesia Pusaka" as the background music.

A screenshot of the hacked website.

Most of the hacked sites belong to private business, among others http://2017investorsguide.comhttp://belisuratpajak.com and http://kualalumpurmalaysia.com. A check on Tuesday found that some of the sites have since been taken down for maintenance.

The cyber security authorities of Malaysia have not commented on this attack.

On Sunday, Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister who is also Malaysia SEA Games Organizing Committee (MASOC) Chairman Khairy Jamaluddin met with Indonesia's Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi on a courtesy visit in Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to officially apologize for the flag blunder while assuring that the committee had been instructed to stop publishing the book.

Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dato' Sri Anifah Haji Aman has also released a written apology to the Indonesian government.

"On behalf of the Malaysian government, we would like to express our apologies to the government and people of the Republic of Indonesia," wrote Dato Sri Anifah.

 

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