Indonesian President’s Web Site Hacked by Jember Hacker Team

Hackers recently defaced the Web site of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the president of Indonesia.

“The website is now back to normal but those responsible have posted an image of the defacement here,” notes The Register’s Phil Muncaster. “The image indicates that a hacker dubbed MJL007 from a group known as the Jember Hacker Team was responsible for the incident. The only message reads: ‘This is a PayBack From Jember Hacker Team.'”

“The hackers have told Merdeka that they’ve targeted the website in protest against the president,” writes Softpedia’s Eduard Kovacs. “They accuse the government of not doing much to combat corruption. ‘The rich get richer, the poor get poorer,’ they said.”

Detik … cited the Indonesian minister of communications and information, Tifatul Sembiring, as claiming that the hacker did not really hack into the government’s website, but that the person simply redirected the IP address which is located in SoftLayer’s Texas-based DNS,” writes Tech in Asia’s Enricko Lukman.

Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman has been a technology journalist for more than 20 years and an eSecurity Planet contributor since 2009.

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