Jakarta Traffic Police website hacked
Traffic Management Center (TMC), police' most frequently visited website, was visited by a cracker who changed its information on traffic with a message that intended to humiliate police on Tuesday for hours.
Some of the message says, "Our indonesian police are "The 3rd corrupt organization in 2005, the 2nd corrupt organization in 2006, the most corrupt organization on 2007". Where the justice will go?!! Today all indonesian police websites are OWNED!!".
In the message, the cracker, who boasted that all of police's websites had been cracked, said that the next target would be Indonesian celebrities who are willing to plunge in politics.
"I don't know exactly why the cracker targeted TMC. I think the perpetrator chose it because it has many visitors, so more people could access the message, which surely aimed to damage police profile " head of TMC Comr. Sambodo Purnomo told The Jakarta Post.
He said he suspected that the cracker managed to enter the website system when the internet connection from PT Telecommunication was disrupted.
The website, addressed at www.lantas.metro.go.id, was allegedly cracked since dawn on Tuesday. It could go back to its normal display at 1 p.m..
"Cyber crime division officers from the National Police had visited the TMC in the city police to help us fix the problem," Sambodo said.
He said police would be fully aware of 'the second attack' of its website and hoped that police detectives would be able to catch the cracker.
"I realize that tracing the cracker might be difficult. But we will not just be quiet. We will take some steps to protect the website to prevent similar attack," he said.
Sambodo said the first cracker's attack, which he considered more lenient, happened this year.
"I forget what month it happened, but at that time, the cracker changed a part of our website posting," he said.
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