Bangladeshi hacks into Malaysian websites

PETALING JAYA (July 1, 2013): Malaysian websites were hacked today by Bangladeshi hacker TiGER-M@TE, resulting in users being redirected to a temporary site with a personal message from the hacker.

The hacker issued a warning against the mistreatment of Bangladeshi foreign workers in Malaysia.

A black background with the hacker's message greeted users of the websites since yesterday morning.

It read: "Hello Malaysia, you think you are more advanced than us? Respect our workers, we will respect you!"

It was also reported that the websites for Google Malaysia, Yahoo Malaysia, YouTube Malaysia, and MSN Malaysia were attacked earlier in the day as well.

As of 5 pm, the Malaysian websites for Dell, Bing, Kaspersky, Skype, and Microsoft were still inaccessible by certain users.

It is unknown why these particular websites were targeted.

Earlier in the year, TiGER-M@TE had also reportedly hacked websites in Kenya and Malawi, although those did not feature a personal message from the hacker.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission made it known yesterday afternoon that the hacks began yesterday morning.