Anonymous threat from overseas, says IGP

SUBANG JAYA: Bukit Aman has confirmed that the cyber "warfare" threat by Anonymous Malaysia came from outside the country.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, however, has admitted that it would be difficult to track them down.

Speaking to reporters after the police Innovation Day closing ceremony here Thursday, Khalid said the police jurisdiction of the Internet and the fact that cyber attacks could originate from any part of the world, was going to make their work come Aug 29 - the day of the planned Anonymous attacks - difficult to track and make arrests.

"We know that whatever announcements made, were not from Malaysia. Whether it was by foreigners, that has yet to be determined," he said.

Khalid explained that different countries have different Internet laws. "That makes it difficult for us to investigate. In any case, we are not taking this lightly."

He said the government agencies are prepared, adding that police have taken steps to ensure its website and social media platforms do not fall prey to the hacktivist group.

Anonymous Malaysia posted an eight-minute video on its Facebook page on Aug 4, calling for the resignation of the Prime Minister over recent issues.

The group threatened to wage an "all-out Internet warfare" on the police, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and 150 websites that it has "strategically selected".

It said the day-long cyber attacks would begin on Aug 29, which coincides with the Bersih 4.0 demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur.

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