Thursday, June 18, 2009

UUM website hacked

Just went to the Universiti Utara Malaysia (Northern University of Malaysia) website to check some contact details and was shocked to see that it had been hacked, apparently by some hackers from Indonesia. They left some political messages on the screen.



This is not the first time the UUM website has been hacked and it's surprising that don't seem to have learnt the lesson. The University was one of the most innovative in Malaysia and they were quite proud of their IT services. The hype may have actually attracted hackers to target them.

Anyway, hope they get the site up and running soon.

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Angel

9 comments:

Magnild World said...

Hacked? I think UUM need to improve the security of the website. It such a long time I never been to UUM website and I just check this out after reading your post.

Adam Dilip Mutum said...

They definitely need to do something. I think the last time it was hacked was just last month.

yazid said...

The sysadmin need to do something in hardening their security, same goes to other gov agencies as well. This is not the 1st time malaysian web sites been defaced by indonesian hackers.

Stop Dreaming Start Action said...

I hope the hacker is caught by the police.

Danu said...

Well I am not a fan of Malaysia but I think hacking a school website is bad...

Lover Boy said...

This is disturbing in a way. I can't believe such website will be hacked. Anyway, that's how scary hackers are these days.

Let's all be extra careful with our own blogs and other online accounts.

Have a great day!

i-travelz.com said...

I think for years I never log in into the portal after I had graduated.

UUM really need to upgrade their security system from hacker! Do not imitate the same mistake like USM did recently or others ridiculous mistakes. TQ!

Adam Dilip Mutum said...

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How's your life and work now? Do always take care, keep healthy & happy!

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