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President’s website hacked from within the country?

The investigators of the Criminal Investigations Department and the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team were busy tracing the cyber attackers who had hacked President Maithripala Sirisena’s official website and declared cyber war against him.

The preliminary investigations suggested that the contents had been uploaded from within the country but it was too early to come to a conclusion, SLCERT sources said.

The hackers breached the defences of the website, on two consecutive days and rendered the site offline.

The President’s Media division sources said the site was been shut down temporarily to enable the investigations and for strengthening its defences.

SLCERT sources said that their investigators were focusing on the contents uploaded by the outsiders to the President’s site and hoped that they would be able to trace the place of origin.