The message to the SG Govt was straightforward: Enforce Internet Regulations and We Will Attack you. We have seen such attack on govts in Korea, Philippines, Finland, United Kingdom and US. We have seen how databases being hacked and leaked out and govt websites and online services being disrupted and denied. There's nothing more frustrating than not being able to access your sites.
The full transcript of the message below:
"Greetings Government of Singapore,
Remember, remember. The fifth of November.
We are anonymous, we are legion.
We do not forgive, we do not forget.
But the question is, who is this 'Messiah'? Is he really an Anon member? Or a rebel with a great cause? When the video went viral, both the video from Youtube and its Twitter account was removed/disabled. Why?
When Straits Times reported the issue and deceived the readers by changing the 'Anonymous threatens to Attack the Singapore Government' to 'Attack Singapore', the Messiah hit the media back by hacking into the journalist account and posting its message;
"Dear ST: You just got hacked for misleading the people!
Greetings Irene Tham & Straitstimes.com,
I am The Messiah from the Anonymous Collective. We are a decentralized non-violent resistance movement, which seeks to restore the rule of law and fight back against the organized criminal class. We oppose any form of internet censorship among other things.
Allow me to explain our intrusion.
Earlier today upon discovering the existence of a Youtube video of ours (click here), a straitstimes correspondent by the name of Irene Tham chose to publicize an article distorting our words and intentions (click here). She chose to conveniently modify the sentence "war against the Singapore Government" into "war against Singapore".
That in our opinion can be very misleading and unfortunately we suspect that must have been her intentions. Look what she made us do! :( Irene Tham, since you had the ignorant nerve of invading our world (the internet) to speak blasphemous lies, then we took it upon ourselves to invade your tiny little space to voice our issues over a few matter. We sincerely hope you wont mind.
1) So dear SPH, in regards to Irene Tham, we will give her 48 hours to make an apology to the citizens of Singapore for trying to mislead them with her hate. In the event she refuses to apologize then we expect her resignation. If those demands are met we will be on our way. But in the event our demands are not met in the next 48 hours, we will place you in our "to do" list and next time you wont be let off this easy.
2) Next we would like the attention of the PAP community foundation that was involved with the baby scalding incident. We demand that you make known to the public your investigation details and discoveries. We advise you to do that before attempting to reappear on the internet. This is to save yourselves the trouble of taking it down again.
3) To those disappointed in us for not intervening in the Dhinesh Chandran case, allow us to explain. Anonymous have been watching this case for a while now. We feared that our aggressive protesting methods could affect the verdict of the appeal. This can be very disastrous if miscalculated. So now, Anonymous would like to appeal on behalf of the mother of Dhinesh Chandaran to the High Courts and AGC to give her the closure she requires.Your verdict will demonstrate the level of humanity our justice system has on the low & middle class citizens. We will be watching, that we promise.
4) In regards to the murder of Tammy the puppy by Dr Esmee Koh from The Animal Clinic. All we can say to Dr Esmee Koh is that you are fucked. This we take personally and we have decided to attack you in ways you least expect. Making it a touch more personal. Stay excited!
5) In regards to CHC and Pastor Satan Kong Hee, we have time. :)
6) Finally to the Singaporeans who are behind us, we salute you! :) For the rest who are more distracted on unnecessary details such as deciphering the software we use, graphic we use or criticizing our skill sets. We genuinely sympathize with your inability to see the bigger picture and also your deep seeding insecurities. Nonetheless, we will fight on the behalf of your freedom.
The media has also misled our intentions by stating that we had plans to attack the infrastructure of Singapore on the 5th of November. That is ONLY our intention if the internet framework gets implemented. Not otherwise.
Instead on the 5th of November, we shall paint the streets red and black with our attires and when you see your fellow comrades in black and red, smile and shake their hand. Let us use that day to demonstrate our new undivided unity even in the amidst of all our differences. This is a very important stage in regaining your freedom.
Encrypted Message : 22 66 5e 7b a8 68 c9 0d f3 f0 47 c9 d2 e5 4a 33 02 be 20 f4 15 29 5e 7b 76 12 8d 5f 1f dd 59 44"
From this message we can tell that the Messisah is not an actual crew of the hacking group Anonymous but declares itself as an 'Anonymous Collective'. Also, if we follow thru the trails of Anonymous, they have never removed or disabled any of their communication channels or mediums such as Youtube or Twitter. So the question is who is this Messisah and who else is behind the Messiah? And who/what else will the Messiah attack next?
While i dont think that he is an actual Anon hacker, he definitely has shown the skills to perform it. A Rebel with a Cause and a believer in freedom of speech and expression on the internet. What is scary is when true Anon hackers support The Messiah on this cause, then it will be something for the SG Govt to be really worried about.
Can The Messiah be caught? Probably but remember, how many web defacers out there actually got caught? Remember the Brazil Hacking Team that defaced a couple of SG Govt websites and no one got caught? So if The Messiah is doing this from overseas, then its going to be really really tough to nab this person. What the govt can do is to quickly ensure that the security of their systems are in proper. Hire white hat hackers and perform Black Box pentest on their servers facing the internet. Always remember that prevention is most of the time better than cure...
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