Police probing hacking of ST website

Police probing hacking of ST website

SINGAPORE - The police are investigating yet another cyber intrusion after part of The Straits Times' website was hacked into early Friday morning.

The person behind the attack, who identified himself as The Messiah, had hacked into a webpage that carried blogs by the newspaper's reporters.

He claimed he was unhappy with a "misleading" report published on Friday on the threat made in a YouTube video by the Anonymous group of hackers.

They claimed that they would hit out at Singapore's infrastructure if the Government did not reconsider the regulations of the licensing framework on news sites.

The police are looking into this video, which threatened to "go to war with you (the Government)", the Straits Times report said.

Straitstimes.com editor Eugene Leow said he was alerted to the intrusion at about 7am, and steps to remove the affected section were taken immediately.

"At no point was our main site affected," he said.

A spokesman for Singapore Press Holdings added that the "paper stood by its report, and reporters", and the matter was reported to the police, who are investigating.

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