Police today arrested a second suspect in connection with the hacking of President Maithripala Sirisena’s official website.
The suspect is a 26 year old from Moratuwa. Yesterday, the police arrested a 17 year old from Kadugannawa over the incident.
Last week, Sirisena’s official website http://www.president.gov.lk/ came under cyber attack on Thursday and Friday by a group who called themselves the ‘Sri Lankan Youth’.
The hackers urged Sirisena to reconsider the decision to hold the GCE Advanced Level Examination in April, while also expressing their displeasure over the conduct of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and had also urged Sirisena to look into the problems faced by the university students.
In a message in the website in Sinhala they told that if he was not capable of ruling the country, then he should call for a Presidential Election.
Soon after the incident, the CID was tasked with carrying out the investigation with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT).