A screenshot of Indonesian Press Council (Dewan Pers) website hacked on Wednesday (31/05)

Indonesian Press Council Website Hacked

BY : JAKARTA GLOBE

MAY 31, 2017

Jakarta. The Indonesian Press Council's website was hacked by an unidentified perpetrator on Wednesday (31/05) morning.

The website's homepage had a message with text in red and black and an eagle emblem covered in blood.

The message read: "When the Garuda is re-injured due to the provocation of the evil creature...When the slogan 'Bhinneka Tunggal Ika' ['Unity in Diversity'] is once more neglected due to the actions of the person in the name of religion...When the verses of scripture become the subject of debate by people who feel to have paradise...When the heroes' struggle of the independence has been forgotten by those who feel the most meritorious..."

"Please stop all of these disintegrations, Sir...My country, not a one-religioned country or belonging to a culturally destructive group also does not belong to one class..."

The message ended with the hashtags "#DamailahIndonesiaku #JayalahBangsaku #Kita Indonesia."

So far, the council has not commented on the incident, according to state-run news agency Antara.

As of 8:44 AM the website was changed to a green background with a message saying that it was "Under Maintenance."

Earlier this monthTempo.co, the news portal of Tempo Inti Media, the publisher of Tempo, an investigative magazine, and a daily newspaper by the same name, was also hacked. 

In addition, the official websites of the Bali District Court and the Riau Police were hacked.

The hacking in those incidents were all apparently done in response to the guilty verdict in Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama's blasphemy trial.

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