PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli’s blog page came under cyber attack today, in what he believes is a direct reaction to his exposures about the Ampang LRT extension project.
After being alerted to the matter by Netizens on Twitter, Malaysiakini attempted to access his site.
We found Rafizi’s blogsite had been hacked and its contents erased, giving a ‘page not found’ warning. The page was also flagged as a malicious attack site.
“I have contacted my service provider who confirmed that it was an attack and they are looking at what they can do about it,” Rafizi confirmed with Malaysiakini when contacted.
“It’s too much of a coincidence. (Prime Minister) Najib (Abdul Razak) is jittery, I think. You guys also got attacked. I think all the sites that ran the story got attacked.”
He was referring to series of cyber attacks targeted at Malaysiakini, several news portals and the party websites of Pakatan Rakyat members PAS, DAP and PKR.
Rafizi added that in the interim, he has put up an alternate blog at http://rafiziposthackingblog.wordpress.com to host his expose.
He recently exposed what he claimed to be undue interference by the PM in the award of the Ampang Line LRT extension project, though Najib has countered that everything is above board.
Rafizi’s latest posting on his blog prior, to the attack, called the investigation against him under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) for exposing Finance Ministry documents on the project as an indication of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak feeling the heat over the emerging RM1 billion scandal.
His blog also carried other posts related to his expose and documents that he said back up his claims.
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