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CID arrests second suspect for hacking Lankan President's website

Updated: Aug 30, 2016 18:31 IST      
CID arrests second suspect for hacking Lankan President's website
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Aug. 30 (ANI): The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Sri Lankan Police on Tuesday arrested the second suspect for the alleged hacking of President Maithripala Sirisena's official website last week.

The 27-year-old man from Moratuwa is the second suspect of the alleged cyber-attack, reports the Colombo Page.

On Monday, a 17-year old student from Kandy was arrested by the CID for hacking into the Sirisena's official website president.gov.lk.

He is accused of hacking the website on August 25 and August 30.

A message was posted on the website saying that the group was displeased with the government's decision to hold General Certificate of Education (GCE) examination in April since the Sinhala/Hindu New Year falls in between the exam dates.

They even asked the government to reconsider the decision.

The message read, "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." (ANI)

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