Anonymous Hacker Threatens to Attack Singapore Government Social Media Profiles

SINGAPORE — The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has advised the public not to be alarmed if they notice “any unusual activity on Government social media channels”, in response to a cyber threat issued by a person claiming to be from the hacktivist collective Anonymous.

The person had published a “press release” on Pastebin last Thursday, demanding the release of the five men who were arrested for vandalising a wall in Singapore.

The release called on supporters to “tweet storm” two Singapore Government Twitter accounts, @govsingapore and @MFAsg, and email Minister K Shanmugam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

An IDA spokesperson today said the “tweet storm will not affect Government network infrastructure”.

“The Singapore Government takes cyber security and such threats very seriously at all times. We do not condone actions designed to disrupt public services or cause inconvenience to the public,” said the IDA. “In this particular case, we should allow the law to take its course.”

Investigations are underway.

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