Singapore government agencies on alert after hackers threaten attacks
GOVERNMENT agencies have been put on alert after someone claiming to be part of the global hacker group Anonymous posted an online video threatening to hit out at the country's infrastructure.
The Straits Times learnt that the Government IT Security Incident Response Team - set up to coordinate responses to a cyber intrusion - alerted all government agencies after the video was posted on YouTube on Tuesday, warning of possible hacks to bring down government websites.
When contacted, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore said: "We are aware of the video, and the police are investigating the matter."
The video threatened to bring down Singapore's infrastructure in a show of protest against licensing regulations on news sites.