Straits Times gains upper hand over The Messiah hacker, goes back to print only

Posted on 04 November 2013

Sly move thwarts the hacker’s next move.


In a dangerous escalating game of one-upmanship, the national broadsheet The Straits Times has tossed in the ultimate trump card: They are reverting back to printed newspapers only in a bid to thwart The Messiah hacker.

Torrent Hernandez, the editor said: “Neh neh ni boo boo, you cannot hack me.”

And focusing on the print product will also allow ST to improve on the newspaper’s quality.

One vegetable seller, Mai Pang Cai, said: “I used to buy Straits Times in the past because the paper was thick and absorbent, wrap vegetable that time, very good.”

“Nowadays the paper too thin and too much colouring, not good.”

However, on a more serious note, ST could contemplate going to the courts.

A lawyer, Jiang Fa Lui, said ST should consider suing their website designer and content management system builder: “If a showroom sold you a car without car locks, would you buy it?”

“Likewise, shouldn’t you be mad at the website builder who sold you a website that could be broken into so easily?”





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