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Websites of Singapore president, PM hacked

The websites of Singapore's president and prime minister have been hacked after it vowed to crack down on activist group Anonymous, which is demanding greater Internet freedom in the city-state, officials confirmed Friday. A "subpage" of the website of the Istana, the official residence of President Tony Tan, was "compromised" early Friday, telecommunication officials said without giving details.

Singapore PM's website defaced by hackers

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Hackers claiming links to international hacking group Anonymous defaced Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's official website late on Thursday, one day after he said authorities would spare no effort to track them down. Local media and bloggers said the hackers had posted an image of a Guy Fawkes mask on the Singapore prime minister's office (PMO) website with the words "It's great to be Singaporean today".

Singapore PM's website hacked by Anonymous

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's official website was hacked Thursday by apparent members of activist group Anonymous after he vowed to hunt down anyone who attacks the city-state's technological network. "It's great to be Singaporean today," read a mocking headline in a section of www.pmo.gov.sg next to the group's trademark Guy Fawkes mask, a symbol of anti-establishment defiance worldwide. Next to it was another image saying: "PM Lee warns hackers: We will track you down -- even if you think you're 'anonymous'".

Singapore PM's website hacked by Anonymous

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's official website was briefly hacked Thursday by apparent members of activist group Anonymous after he vowed to hunt down anyone who attacks the city-state's technological network. "It's great to be Singaporean today," read a mocking headline in a section of www.pmo.gov.sg next to the group's trademark Guy Fawkes mask, a symbol of anti-establishment defiance worldwide. Next to it was another image saying: "PM Lee warns hackers: We will track you down -- even if you think you're 'anonymous'".

China military hackers persist despite being outed by U.S.: report

By Deborah Charles and Paul Eckert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The disclosure early this year of a secretive Chinese military unit believed to be behind a series of hacking attacks has failed to halt the cyber intrusions, a U.S. computer security company and congressional advisory panel said on Wednesday.

New Silk Road drug bazaar opens a month after FBI bust

By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A new anonymous Internet marketplace for illegal drugs debuted on Wednesday, with the same name and appearance as the Silk Road website shut down by U.S. law enforcement authorities a month ago. Like its predecessor, the new Silk Road listed hundreds of advertisements for marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and other illegal drugs available for purchase from independent sellers using the anonymous Bitcoin digital currency.

Singapore vows to hunt down Anonymous hackers

Singapore will "spare no effort" to hunt down hackers from activist group Anonymous who last week threatened to wage a cyber war against the government, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Wednesday. Lee told reporters the city-state had also strengthened its defences against such attacks. "Our IT (information technology) network, the Internet, our communications have become an essential part of our business and our lives now," the Today newspaper quoted him as saying in its online edition.

Anonymous Philippines pledge more cyber attacks

Some 100 masked members of the hacking group Anonymous Philippines marched on parliament Tuesday, denouncing corruption and pledging more cyber attacks, a week after 30 government websites were paralysed. The hackers -- wearing Guy Fawkes masks -- faced off with dozens of riot police outside the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city north of Manila, blocking the road and bringing traffic to a standstill for around an hour. "We are here today to press for a new system of government," said one of the leaders who did not give his name.

Singapore on alert for cyber attacks after websites hacked

By Kevin Lim SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's government has been put on heightened alert for cyber attacks after people claiming to be from international hacking collective Anonymous defaced several web sites in the city-state and threatened further action. "Government agencies have been on heightened vigilance and have enhanced the security of their IT systems in response to the declared threats against the government's ICT infrastructure," the Infocommunications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said in a statement.

Hackers deface dozens of websites in Australia, Philippines

By Manuel Mogato and Randy Fabi MANILA/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hackers claiming links to international activist group Anonymous defaced dozens of websites belonging to Australian businesses and Philippine government agencies on Sunday. A group calling itself Anonymous Indonesia posted on Twitter a list of more than 100 Australian sites it had hacked, saying the action was in response to reports of spying by Australia.
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