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Sunday, July 24, 2011

ANC Youth League website hacked, again!


I can already imagine how Julius Malema is going to freak out when this is brought to his attention, especially after his nerve-racking press conference at Luthuli House yesterday.  – “Those bloody white agents, racists, all of them!”

The following is a screenshot of the ANCYL’s hacked home page, as it appeared on 2011-07-24. Click on the image to view the original screen size - (image optimized - only 126KB).





This is not the first time this year that the website has been hacked.  It was also hacked In March 2011 by a group calling themselves the (Blah Blah) Protest Group. They left a rather amusing main story pretending to be Julius Malema. The article stated that Julius Malema would be stepping down as the ANC Youth League president and gave a list of reasons why. An image of the March 2011 landing page can be viewed here. It is very similar to the current one.

Latest boring Malema news:


The City Press reported on Sunday that Malema was the sole trustee of a secret family trust, registered in the name of his five-year-old son, which he allegedly uses to finance his lavish lifestyle.

According to the newspaper, the Ratanang Family Trust was registered at the Office of the Master of the High Court in Pretoria in 2008, just weeks after Malema was first elected president of the youth league.

AfriForum laid a complaint against Malema, on Sunday, at the Brooklyn police station in Pretoria in accordance with the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act of 2004. Click here to read more.

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2 comments :

Shan said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Have noted the backup blog, will we have to email you for an invite?

I read your blog all the time but rarely comment, so was just wondering.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@ Shan and others,

THE BACKUP BLOG HAS CRASHED!

On the eve of 24 July 2011, I received the following message from WordPress:

“Warning: We have a concern about some of the content on your blog. Please
click here to contact us as soon as possible to resolve the issue and
re-enable posting.”


On Monday afternoon (25 Jul), I received the following message from WordPress:

“Our apologies. The system should not have done that. We have removed the warning in your dashboard and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.”

As can be noted from the above message, the issue was a technical failure and had nothing to do with “content”.

In the light of the above, I’m a bit wary of spending another whole weekend transferring posts to the new site, reformatting text, sorting out labels, fixing broken links, images, etc.

I have, however, backed-up the entire content of this blog in a safe place, so in the event this one disappears, readers can rest assured that all previous articles will re-surface somewhere in cyberspace. The problem is finding them!

Luckily, I chose a rather out of the ordinary name “Tia Mysoa” for this blog. The name has not changed since December 2008, and ranks in the top No.1 spot in Google. In the event that this blog disappears for some reason, new postings will continue somewhere else under the same name.

Sorry, but I cannot invite people to the WordPress site. It’s a dark empty room – reserved for future storage.

In the meantime -- posts will continue as normal on this old creaky blog, until all the cogs cease and the wheels fall off!

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