S'porean hacks M'sian football website

A Singaporean has hacked into Malaysian football website UltrasMalaya.net in retaliation for Malaysian netizens flaming Singaporeans after their national team's loss to the Republic in recent World Cup qualifying rounds.

According to online sources, a hacker who called himself GPT InDuStRiEs claimed responsibility for his actions and wrote:

"UltrasMalaya.net hacked for having fans which constantly flame, hack and deface Singaporeans due to the recent Malaysia VS Singapore match.

"Checkmate, oh my!"

A check by AsiaOne revealed that the UltrasMalaya.net website requires a user name and password to access.

Previously, Malaysian football fans had hacked into a Singapore website on July 31 and put a picture of Malaysia's national striker, Mohd Safee Mohd Sali, in the centre of the homepage.

The hackers said they hacked into the website as they were angry at Singapore fans for being "so rude" when Malaysia lost to Singapore.

The hackers also accused Singapore's Lions of "cheating" and "acting", and that they won because of their foreign players.

Singapore and Malaysia met twice in the qualifying round for World Cup 2014. Singapore eventually beat their rivals and progressed on to the next stage of qualifiers.

paullim@sph.com.sg