(UPDATE @ 1700) It appears that the authorities have regained control of both the Facebook page and Twitter page. More below.
The official Facebook and Twitter pages of the Royal Malaysian Police has been hacked by a group of hackers, AnonGhost. The page, which has over 1.5 million likes is accessible via https://www.facebook.com/PolisDirajaMalaysia.
The hackers, AnonGhost, have since changed the page’s profile photo, cover image, and has posted numerous status updates; however, the motive behind this breach remains unclear. One status update also appears to take aim at Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, perhaps due to the recent capture of ISIS supporters in Malaysia by the PDRM.
In addition, the Royal Malaysian Police Force’s official Twitter account was also hacked by the same group, though it is yet unclear whether it is now in control of its rightful owner.
While the authorities are working towards reclaiming the social media pages, Malaysian netizens are urged disregard any status update or tweet as they may be misinformation.
There hasn’t been much activity that can be seen on both social media pages for now, though the hackers appear to be actively engaging in the comments section.
(UPDATE @ 1700) The Royal Malaysian Police has regained control of both its social media assets. All status updates, tweets and images posted on the page have been removed, though the force has yet to release a statement describing the hack.