Since yesterday, many people have been deprived their daily dose of “hot” stuff at Malaysia Today. It’s been hacked. Still not up and running yet. If there is an alternate or mirror site, pls lemme know.
Here’s another bit. Bursa Malaysia has also suspended trading since this morning, citing hardware failure. Details like this one remind us that we are still very much Third World. I think backups did not exist or someone screwed with Plan B too.
Technology has become so intrinsic to our lives that a small glitch/breakdown can affect the whole country. Maybe its long past due that we pay attention to security and maintenance.
In the early 90s, an explosion at a power station in Paka, Terengganu affected the entire power grid in the Peninsular with hundreds of millions in losses, and lots of homes and offices in darkness.
This has recurred in somewhat smaller scale, twice since. Once in 1996 and once a couple of years ago affecting the central region.
Hackings happen so often, and for RPK it must be a fact of life. I guess he just needs to upgrade security at his site.
But Bursa Malaysia does trade. It is imperative that they fix this so it doesn’t recur. I wonder if such a breakdown happens in Singapore or Hong Kong.