Published on Wednesday, 06 February 2013 20:10
Computer hackers launched a cyber-attack on the Facebook page of Eleven Media Group last night, but were prevented from taking control of the administration accounts, Eleven Media’s information technology staff said.
They said that a group calling itself the “Myanmar Muslim Cyber Force” managed to change the cover photo on the Facebook page and was trying to gain control of the administration accounts when they blocked them.
The cyber attack came just days after Eleven Media sent a formal complaint to the Press Council over cyber attacks on legally established media.
On January 15 and 16, Eleven Media's news website was hacked by a group that called itself the “Red Army Team”, making it inaccessible for four hours.
Similarly, The Voice Weekly Journal's Facebook page was also hacked on Monday by two groups, “MMCF” and “Anonymous Myanmar”. The hacking resulted in the removal of the Facebook page.
Eleven Media Group chief editor Wai Phyo said the recent attack provides more evidence about who is behind the slew of cyber attacks. The writing style and word choice is becoming more familiar, he said, noting that the style is similar to that used by online news site Myanmar Express. Myanmar Express has been described as a propaganda tool for attacking the opposition and its leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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