Star of 'Ah Boys to Men' with 30-character password got hacked by Anonymous

Star of 'Ah Boys to Men' with 30-character password got hacked by Anonymous

SINGAPORE - Despite having a password of over 30 characters, star of local movie 'Ah Boys to Men' who allegedly asked his fans and followers on his social media platforms not to support international hacker group Anonymous, had to lodge a police report after he was unable to log into his sites for four days, reported Lianhe Wanbao.

Actor Ridhwan Azman, 20, said that he found it impossible to go online starting last Tuesday, and was unable to log in into his social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, his blog, and his two e-mail accounts which returned to normal four days later.

After he discovered that two hackers had registered themselves as the manager of his website, the twenty-year-old star then lodged a police report.

According to Azman, he had posted a message on video sharing platform Youtube to ask 16,000 fans not to support the group Anonymous and their hacking activities. For security reasons, he created a password containing 30 characters, and did not expect the Anonymous group to be able to decode it.

The police are currently investigating the two hackers involved in this case as well as those involved in the invasion of the government websites and declined to give any comments at this moment, reported the evening daily.

This was translated from Lianhe Wanbao (Nov 13, 2013).

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

 

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