Hackers threaten to bring down Sabah Water Dept website

Modified 25 Sep 2019, 7:56 am

Dissatisfied over regular water disruptions in Sabah, hackers have threatened to bring down the state water department website.

Sabah Water Department (SWD) director Amarjit Singh said a group calling itself the Silent Hacker Group sent an email threat to the department’s corporate affairs division on Saturday.

The group said the email was to be “the first and last warning” for the department to improve its services, the FMT reported.

It also reported that similar emails were sent to SWD’s offices in Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Tawau.

Amarjit claimed that the hackers were dissatisfied with water disruptions, especially in the three cities.

He said a police report had been lodged.

“On the advice of the state secretary, we lodged a police report yesterday.

“The police said this is seditious,” he was quoted saying by FMT.

He further informed reporters that his department also lodged a report with Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission over a fake SWD Facebook account.

The social media page featured the SWD logo superimposed with lewd images.

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