The CID arrested a 17-year-old youth today (29th) for allegedly hacking into the President’s official website. A group that hacked President’s websie twice last week had had posted a statement in Sinhalese on the web page and the site was inaccessible for a few hours.
The hackers had expressed disappointment over Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s conduct and had warned that the government would have to face a cyber war if the President could not take care of the security of Sri Lankan government websites.
The hackers further urged the president to look into the issues faced by university students and hold a President Election if the President could not control the situation.
Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team too has commenced an investigation. The group that had hacked the web page had signed off calling itself the “Sri Lankan Youth”.