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News Summary: Singapore newspaper blog hacked


HACK ATTACK: A purported member of the Internet hacking group Anonymous breached a blog linked to Singapore's leading newspaper. The hacker claimed a Straits Times journalist published a "very misleading" blog post about a threat purportedly issued by Anonymous against Singapore's government to protest contentious online licensing regulations.

CYBER WORRIES: The attack comes a week after Singapore announced a plan to spend $105 million over the next five years to make computer networks more secure against online attacks.

BACK STORY: This week's threats are the latest attempt to pressure Singapore's government to reverse a policy introduced this year that requires some news websites to obtain licenses and possibly remove offensive content.


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