Indonesian hackers attack Malaysian websites after flag gaffe

hackers-indonesiaPETALING JAYA: Indonesians are apparently still angry despite Putrajaya’s apology for the flag blunder in the official souvenir booklet of the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games 2017, with 27 Malaysian websites reportedly hacked by a group calling itself “hacker rulez”.

According to Indonesian news portal Suara.com, the affected websites were mostly private and business blogs.

Clicking on the sites re-routes visitors to another website, www.beahappymillionaire.com, which displays the message “My national flag is not a toy”.

Pictures from the official SEA Games booklet can be seen, while Indonesia’s national anthem “Tanah Air Beta” plays in the background.

On Saturday, Indonesia’s sports minister Imam Nahrawi pointed out that the Indonesian flag had been printed upside down in the booklet.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin subsequently apologised on behalf of Malaysia as the host of the event, adding that no malice had been intended in the error.

Wisma Putra also issued an official apology to the Indonesian government on the matter.