Impersonating bloggers

It’s been brought to my attention that certain anonymous individual(s) have been going around in the cyberspace ‘stalking’ targeted bloggers by hacking into their email accounts. The culprit(s) would then send emails containing possibly ‘weird messages’ to friends of the bloggers concerned. The process of impersonation of these bloggers has begun. The late Rustam Sani was one of the victims of this cruel game of blogger impersonation.

Writer Helen Ang of The People’s Parliament has a story to tell about this, and she also has a suggestion of how to combat this cyber-menace:

Let’s compile now a dossier of the known episodes of ‘identity theft’.

Then we’ll collate a chronological list – sort of a ‘wiki’ with a précis (summary of incident) and links to the clarification made by the affected parties. After which, we’ll ask the good offices of a blogger to permanently host the page. A blog carrying a Malaysian directory, e.g. Sopo Sentral would be the best choice to do this.



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