SMRT's webpage hacked, users redirected to another page

A check on SMRT's website on Tuesday, 4pm, found that a section had allegedly been hacked into by "Bortecine Tim". -- PHOTO: INTERNET SCREENGRAB
A check on SMRT's website on Tuesday, 4pm, found that a section had allegedly been hacked into by "Bortecine Tim". -- PHOTO: INTERNET SCREENGRAB

SINGAPORE - A webpage hosted under transport operator SMRT's website was apparently hacked into on Tuesday.

Visitors who tried to access the company's media advertising rates for buses under the domain www.smrtmedia.com.sg were directed out of the website.

Instead, they were brought to another webpage with the heading "Hacked By: Bortecine Tim", which is written in a foreign language and which features motifs of a crescent moon and star.

The hacked page was partially fixed as of 5.10pm, as clicking on the link brought users to SMRT's main advertising rates page. However, the advertising rates for buses were not displayed.

Another check at around 6pm found that the affected page was back online.

The Straits Times is contacting SMRT for more information.