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Hackers introduce colourful new players to Indonesia's elections

Indonesia’s official elections website showed election successes for the unlikely “Pink Grandfather Party” and the “Party of Bottled Mineral Water” after interference by hackers at the weekend, reports said. The Indonesian General Election Commission (KPU) had to shut down its website for four hours Saturday after hackers changed the names of some of the 24 political parties that contested the April 5 vote, the Jakarta Post said. The names of the top three political parties were unchanged. But the fourth-placed United Development Party (PPP) of Vice President Hamzah Haz, whose party color is Islam’s green, became the “Pink Grandfather Party”. Full Story

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