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Authorities must conduct probe to nab suspects: LK Domain Registry

7 February 2021 08:50 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A special investigation should be carried out by the authorities to arrest or take stern legal action against the perpetrators who hacked several websites with '.lk' domain yesterday (Saturday 6), Domain Registrar Prof. Gihan Dias told the Daily Mirror.

While issuing the second report of the attack, the Domain Registry said they could not find any evidence of any additional domains (other than those initially identified) being affected by this attack, he said.

"We have also not found any evidence of any nature to other .LK website. However, we are continuing our investigations, and would issue further updates as needed," Prof. Dias said.

The issue was attended to expeditiously, and resolved by 8.30 am on Saturday, he said.

"During the investigations, we found some names were cached in the systems outside the registry, and may surface until the cache expires.

However, we are currently investigating the issue to take necessary steps to prevent such incidents in the future," the Domain Registry head said.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Information Technology Association (SLITA) President Rajeev Yasiru Kuruwitage said this attack could be considered as a syber attack. 

He also expressed doubts as to whether this cyber attack might have been aimed at causing disturbances to the Independence Day web activities on Feb. 4. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 5

  • RoaringCreek Sunday, 07 February 2021 09:15 AM

    The DNS servers seems to be hacked. Find out how that happened. It was not websites. The SLT Internet service was down while the POTV which does not use DNS service was working.

    Punchi Banda Sunday, 07 February 2021 12:51 PM

    Sri Lanka does not have the skills for investigative this issue. The police Crime solving is taking some one off the street and torturing them to confess. This does not work with this sort of issue. Maybe they should bring in the Israelis complicit in the Sri Lankan genocide to assist

    mario Sunday, 07 February 2021 01:07 PM

    The IP Address probably will lead u to some Hotel Lobby Guest WiFi

    SarangaDS Sunday, 07 February 2021 01:09 PM

    Pretty obvious from the political propaganda, introduced by the hackers who was involved! Even states that our archaeological sites in certain areas are false claims!

    Jeeves Sunday, 07 February 2021 01:11 PM

    This is a CYBER ATTACK! - no bail - lengthy prison sentences - no exception

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