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Second suspect arrested for hacking Sri Lankan President's website

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Colombo, Aug 30: Sri Lankan police on Tuesday arrested a second suspect 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 on Monday by the Crimil Investigations Department (CID) over the alleged incident, Xinhua news agency reported. “The 26-year-old man was arrested from Moratuwa, Colombo and has been taken in for questioning,” police said. Police on Monday said they were also on the look out for a Bangladeshi tiol for hacking into the president’s official website. President Maithripala Sirise’s website and a few other government websites were hacked for two consecutive days on August 25 and 26 by a group calling itself the “Sri Lankan Youth”. A message was posted in Sinhala on the website saying that the group was displeased and demanded postponing the ongoing GCE Advanced Level examitions. (IANS)

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