OpMalaysia Round #2?

I just read an article in FMT that mentioned a second thread from Anonymous to take down the PMO website on July 4th at 1337 hours. It’s not 1.37pm, it is 1337 hours, dear reporters.

I watched through the video above a noticed a small Freudian slip. I was fairly impressed by the well written monologue, which is the reason why the slip caught my attention immediately – it stuck out like a sore thumb – “And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there?”

Notice it? If not, watch the video a few more times.

For the moment, I don’t think that this particular bunch of Anonymous hackers have been doing much harm. Taking down a government website is probably a fun exercise for both sides. It is not something that requires much sophistication, which is the reason why I am not quite sure that it is Anonymous doing it.

The other Anonymous attacks seem to exhibit far more sophistication. That said, since they are so loosely organised, they probably have very different sets of volunteers involved in it. While I do not advocate armed response, I can appreciate these things enough to be excited to see the results of what they can do.

I am still trying to discern the motive behind these attacks. While I have correctly identified the reason for it, I have yet to divine their true motives. Personally, I think that these hackers are going after the wrong target.

Anyway, the guys who are running the PMO website have a sense of humour – they advertise their server as an Atari/2600!

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered/Professional Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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