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Eu Yan Sang website hacked in protest over haze outrage in S’pore

SINGAPORE — The website of Singaporean traditional medicine products company Eu Yan Sang was hacked early yesterday morning, seemingly in protest against the outrage voiced in Singapore over the hazy skies stemming from forest fires in the Indonesian state of Sumatra.

Eu Yan Sang website hacked in protest over haze outrage in S’pore

The hacker posted a statement saying, ‘Do not insult our country just because of smoke in the air in your country.’

SINGAPORE — The website of Singaporean traditional medicine products company Eu Yan Sang was hacked early yesterday morning, seemingly in protest against the outrage voiced in Singapore over the hazy skies stemming from forest fires in the Indonesian state of Sumatra.

However, the company, which restored the website at 8.30am, said no client or patient data, or online payments, were compromised as a result of the hacking.

Group CEO of Eu Yan Sang Integrative Richard Eu also said in a statement that the incident has no financial impact on the group. He added that much tighter security standards are being implemented on all the group’s Web properties.

The culprit behind the hacking, who went by the monicker “Bambu”, put up a statement in Bahasa Indonesia which read: “Do not insult our country just because of smoke in the air in your country.

“You should not just blame Indonesia for the polluted air. Blame the wind, and who told the wind to blow to your country.”

According to the text, the hacking of the mainboard-listed company’s website was also “supported by the Indonesia J.A.M.5 Team”.

A check showed “Bambu” had also hacked into sites including studymusicinlondon.com and ineltronics.com.

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