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Govt websites targeted for online attacks

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 31 2013   /  08:18 am
Hacked to PCs: A smartphone shows a defaced Bappeda webpage. On Wednesday, Anonymous Indonesia attacked at least seven government sites in retaliation for the arrest of Wildan Yani Ashari, accused of hacking President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s website, www.presidensby.info. (JP/Arief Suhardiman)(JP/Arief Suhardiman)

Hacked to PCs: A smartphone shows a defaced Bappeda webpage. On Wednesday, Anonymous Indonesia attacked at least seven government sites in retaliation for the arrest of Wildan Yani Ashari, accused of hacking President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s website, www.presidensby.info. (JP/Arief Suhardiman)A group identifying itself as Anonymous Indonesia has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on government-owned websites that it said were in retaliation for the arrest of a man in Jember, East Java, who is facing imprisonment for defacing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s personal website.

“Government of Indonesia, you cannot arrest an idea NO ARMY CAN STOP US #Anonymous #OpFreeWildan #FreeAnon,” Anonymous Indonesia posted on its Twitter account, @anon_indonesia.

The group defaced and paralyzed a number of websites to protest against the police’s move to char...