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Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) has come under cyber attack after hackers defaced the homepage of his website for several hours, apparently in protest at growing corruption and wealth inequality in the country. The website is now back to normal but those responsible have posted an image of the defacement here …

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Don't quit your day job.

That was a rather uncreative hack. Some political or philosophical, even artistic, message would have been communicative.

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Re: Don't quit your day job.

I never get how defacing a website is going to accomplish anything. If you're so upset about corruption, use your "l33t" skills to go and search for the corruption you claim is happening everywhere. Get the proof and then do something useful with it (pass it to the media or prosecution!).

And if you dont have the skills to accomplish any of this, shut your mouth and go learn them and stop wasting your time on ineffectual gestures which arent going to accomplish anything.

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Anonymous Coward

Just ignorance

Hacking is not an acceptable form of protest, it's a crime. Two wrongs don't make a right.

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Childcatcher

Re: Just ignorance

Not what Anonymous would have you believe. Take your statement to it's logical extreme, though, and you have a problem as the people who define what constitutes a crime often include all forms of protest in their definition.

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Mushroom

Re: Just ignorance

So the people that define a crime are always correct? How about a vote for women? Maybe stop prosecutions for being gay? WTF - 'Just ignorance' is a fine title for your post sir!

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Anonymous Coward

Here we go again...

Screw Asia, seriously.

I find it unbearable that the moral compas has been pointing towards middle east with pesky excuses to invade and yet everyone "loves" Asia. As long as it suits wallstreet and they play along eyes are closed and ears are shut.

There is a lot more reasons to invade one of those alien countries with alien culture than people who are closer to us culturally and historically.

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Sounds like a DNS hijack ..

"the perpetrators managed to change the site’s homepage by redirecting the IP address, .. plans were being discussed to create a back-up server in another country to mitigate the risk of a similar attack in the future".

It sounds like a DNS hijack, if so such a backup wouldn't mitigate the same risk in the future ...

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