Colombo, Aug 30 (IANS) A 17-year-old student was arrested for allegedly hacking President Maithripala Sirisena’s official website last week calling for postponing A-level examinations.
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Sri Lanka arrested the boy, a resident of Kandy on Monday, the Colombo Page reported.
President’s Media Division gathered the Information on the cyber-attack and reported to the CID, who started the investigation.
The CID is conducting further investigations to arrest a Bangladeshi national allegedly involved in the incident.
President Sirisena’s website was hacked twice last week on August 25 and 26. A group called Sri Lankan Youth claimed responsibilty, the Colombo Page reported.
A message was posted in Sinhala on the website saying that the group was displeased and demanded postponing the ongoing GCE Advanced Level examinations.
“Take care of the security of Sri Lankan websites. Or else, we will have to face a cyber war. If you cannot control the situation hold a Presidential Election. Stop the Prime Minister’s irresponsible work. Look more into the problems of the university students,” the Colombo Page reported, quoting the message.
However, the website was restored later on Monday.