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Straits Times distorts Anonymous’ message, tempting fate

Posted on 31 October 2013

ST changes original message of “attacking Singapore government” to “attacking Singapore”.


The Straits Times has distorted the original message by Anonymous, the hacker collective.

In the original YouTube video, Anonymous specifically addressed their threat to the Singapore government.


These are their exact words:

“So mark our words when we say that we Anonymous stand firm on our belief that no Government has the right to deprive their citizens the freedom of information.”

“We demand you reconsider the regulations of your framework or we will be forced to go to war with you. For every single time you deprive a citizen his right to information, we will cost you financial loss by aggressive cyber intrusion. An intrusion your $130 million cyber security will not be able to stop.”

“You may be ambitious enough to try and stop us but remember, the people you are after are the people you depend on:

We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we teach your children, we pay your high salaries, we feed your families, we guard you while you sleep!”


However, in the ST report that came out after the Anonymous video went viral, the headline was distorted to be “YouTube video by “Anonymous” hacker group threatens to attack Singapore”.

Attacking Singapore government and attacking Singapore are very different things.

ST is tempting fate.





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