Hacking of govt. website: SL accuses LTTE rump

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While claiming that hacking of the ministry of media and information's website as an act of ‘cyber terrorism,’ the government today accused the LTTE rump living overseas for the hacking of the website.

Secretary to the Ministry of Media Charitha Herath told state owned radio, “We see this as an act of cyber terrorism.”

He also said that ‘the timing was significant as Lanka's alleged rights atrocities was coming under the focus of the UN Human Rights Council's ongoing sessions which kicked off in Geneva yesterday.’

“They operate on various fronts, this is (cyber) just one of them," he added.

The ministry’s website media.gov.lk was hacked on Sunday and uploaded a link showing some atrocities during the final stages of Sri Lanka's conflict against Tamil Tigers in 2009.

Hackers had left a message "Stop Killing Innocent Tamil Ppl! Or Get prepared 4 Attacks From Us!" on the website.
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  • Max Tuesday, 26 February 2013 08:55 AM

    Oh please.. Stop complaining and upgrade your computers, servers and softwares. Your defence system is useless anyway.

    sayed Tuesday, 26 February 2013 08:59 AM

    Ltte Is still remain and they are very strong as per news they will be back very soon only celebration. done .

    ravivararo Tuesday, 26 February 2013 09:04 AM

    cat (War crimes videos) out of the bag (srilankan websites)

    jena Tuesday, 26 February 2013 09:05 AM

    lol.. first identify the conspiracies against the well being of the nation by ur own politicians..

    Dil Tuesday, 26 February 2013 09:25 AM

    I thought its administrator of those web sites responsibility to preventing hacking their web sites irrespective of they are LTTE or not.

    Ranjit Wednesday, 27 February 2013 01:53 AM

    Who cares about these web sites that serve purpose to SL.

    puttalan buruwa Tuesday, 26 February 2013 01:20 PM

    I thought ltte was defeated long ago. Apperently it is not.

    Sirantha Tuesday, 26 February 2013 06:53 AM

    Is it true?

    akashi Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    talks volumes abt the IT competency of people working for govt. this is what happen when you recruit political nincompoops at the expense of professionals. shows the detereoration accross the spectrum. via DM Android App

    Raja Raju Wednesday, 27 February 2013 05:58 AM

    I bet, these hacking are done by local professional.
    Those who can't get the web contract or unable to renew their contract. Lose of money.

    mail_guy Tuesday, 26 February 2013 07:12 AM

    For SL whatever bad happens LTTE is the reason and there are people to believe what this gov says.

    Publik Abilik Tuesday, 26 February 2013 07:18 AM

    Without admitting that Cyber security is handled by a band of incompetent political honchos, Let's just blame anyone and everyone out there. We are not fortunate enough to have just one enemy.

    Truthteller Tuesday, 26 February 2013 07:29 AM

    SL Gov, if so, then invest in cyber security rather than buying weapons n expanding troops to exploit Tamil territory.

    Truthteller Tuesday, 26 February 2013 07:32 AM

    At the ultimate thing - Even Minister's son and DIG's son fought because of LTTE and liquor supplied by them. No wonder even this also this will be said by these ppl.

    Godaya Tuesday, 26 February 2013 07:29 AM

    Aluth "Dobi" kenek?

    mack Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    new battle ground for GOSL via DM Android App

    lankansri Tuesday, 26 February 2013 07:34 AM

    Unfortunately , the way this government is conducting it's affairs is further , helps these vested interests.

    dinesh Tuesday, 26 February 2013 07:44 AM

    just stop doing everything for cheap....and hire someone who knows about this stuff and protect the sites from hackers..

    Just Another Citizen Tuesday, 26 February 2013 07:54 AM

    What rubbish, not everything is related to LTTE. It could be some teenage kids with some spare time on their hands. And we have enough gullible people to believe these stories.

    Kabul Tuesday, 26 February 2013 03:21 PM

    Why have u forgotten the trans national or something..... we didn't defeat that. It is more difficult than guerrilla war. Let the housing countries deal with that. 1 thirty year old war is enough appa.

    Road runner Tuesday, 26 February 2013 03:33 PM

    Dog always lift his leg whenever he get injury on his body. ie any part of his body.

    ashok Tuesday, 26 February 2013 08:21 AM

    thanks for the 4 letter word LTTE

    Silas Tuesday, 26 February 2013 08:26 AM

    you're forgetting the 'international conspiracies' !!

    lankan Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    i say its international conspiracies via DM Android App


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