Dec 2, 2012
A Maldivian website reports Indian hackers have taken over the website of the Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), following an order to GMR to leave the country within a week.
The hackers, calling themselves the “Indishell Defacers Team”, replaced the MACL homepage with a black background on Nov 29 demanding that the Maldives “stop defaming Indian reputed companies and learn how to run a website and secure it first.”
“If you don’t know how to secure a website, can you run an Airport securely, MACL?” the hackers queried, along with a promise to “do anything for India”.
AerospaceDiary found a message on the MACL site that said: "The account has been suspended." MACL CEO Mohamed Ibrahim is believed to have declined comment.
Former President Mohamed Nasheed said: “Waheed’s government has cynically used xenophobia, nationalism and religious extremism to attack GMR, the country’s largest foreign investor. Waheed is leading the Maldives down the path to economic ruin."