The Bangkok Post website was taken offline by hackers on Tuesday morning.
At around 11.30am people trying to access the Bangkok Post home page and other pages were met with the words:
Hacker Sakit Hati
Your Website Has Been Damaged
Heavy metal music playing in the background also accompanied the message.
The message was signed Java Defacer Team, which a Google search revealed a fairly inactive Facebook page which claimed its location to be Indonesia and which had 2,703 ‘Likes’.
It is not immediately clear why the hackers targeted the Bangkok Post website.
UPDATE – The website was restored just after noon on Tuesday