S'pore hacker: Background story of attack on sites

A hacker by the moniker 'The Messiah' defaced Ang Mo Kio Town Council's website on Oct 28, with a message alluding to their MP's comments in an article on local freesheet MyPaper dated Oct 25.

In his message on the website, the Messiah said: "I have been to various sites and seen how they take the initiative to secure their systems. You have a brain & you have money. You had a choice. Don't blame external factors (Anonymous) for this hack."

In the MyPaper story on past cases of commuter rage on public transport, the MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC Mr Ang Hin Kee said: "I've been to crowded places and seen how people accommodate one another. You have a choice. Don't blame external factors for your behaviour."

Mr Ang later responded to the hacking on his Facebook page, saying: "I was quoted in MyPaper dated 25 Oct 13. It was about anti-social behaviour at queue lines, whether at bus stops, cinemas or hawker stalls.

We can make a choice to be civil. Unfortunately, a hacker chose to intrude into a website & post untruths plus lifted my comments out of context. Useful to refer to the source article for an accurate view"