Aug 30 (NIA) – Sri Lankan Police on Tuesday arrested a second individual from capital Colombo for allegedly hacking into the President’s official website last week.
The arrest came hours after a 17 year old school boy was taken into custody by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the alleged incident.
“The 26 year old man was arrested from Moratuwa and has been taken in for questioning,” police said.
Police on Monday said they were also on the look out for a Bangladeshi national for hacking into the President’s official site.
President Maithripala Sirisena’s website and a few other government websites were hacked for two consecutive days on Aug 25 and 26 by a group calling itself the “Sri Lankan Youth”.
The hackers had posted a statement in the local language Sinhala on the web page and the site was inaccessible for a few hours.
The group expressed disappointment over Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s work and 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.