15-year-old Chinese tourist vandalizes Egyptian monument

Reuters reports via ABS-CBNNews.com that the parents of the 15-year old Chinese boy who defaced an ancient Egyptian monument have issued a public apology following cyber attacks by Internet users who were enraged by the incident.

Reuters reports via ABS-CBNNews.com that the parents of the 15-year-old Chinese boy who defaced an ancient Egyptian monument have issued a public apology following cyber attacks by Internet users who were enraged by the incident.

 

According to the report, the online outrage was sparked by "a photo posted on Chinese social networking service Sina Weibo showed crudely drawn Chinese characters written over an ancient sandstone panel lined with hieroglyphics." The vandalism supposedly took place "in a temple at Luxor, on the banks of the Nile River."

 

Internet users who were angered by the boy's actions tracked him down and "hacked the website of his school, forcing users to click on a sign parodying Ding’s graffiti before entering." The outrage on the Web prompted Ding's parents to publish an apology in a local newspaper. They said their son "cried all night" because of the cyber attacks.

 

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