Hacktivist group ‘Anonymous Malaysia’ Threatens Government over Data Breaches

Anonymous Malaysia has reappeared after staying quiet for more than five years and vowed to launch a cyber-attack against government websites and online assets called #OpsWakeUp21.

“Hello, Malaysian. This is a wake-up call for the government of Malaysia. It’s have been a long time that we are silent. Be prepared. We are legion, We do not Forgive, We do not Forget, Expect US! #OpsWakeUp21,” said Anonymous Malaysia.

The threatened attack comes in response to the alleged government cover-up of data breaches and sales of personal information of citizens in the past few years.

“Your security system is low, all data may be leak [sic]. This can cause unwanted hacker selling all information,”  said the group on a video that was shared on their Twitter account.

Anonymous Malaysia also mentioned the 2017 telecommunications company breach that affected 46 million users across Malaysia and the cyber-attack against the Malaysian Armed Forces’ network last month.

The Malaysian Prime Minister’s Office and National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA) viewed the threat seriously and have ordered government units to prepare and brace for the attack.

“The government views such a threat seriously and priority will be given towards safeguarding government data and technology infrastructures,” said the Malaysian National Security Council (NSC).

Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Zainuddin Yaacob said their cybercrime division is prepared to respond to any possible attack. 

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