The official website of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, www.mahindarajapaksa.lk reported to have been hacked yesterday (June 2), Information Technology Society of Sri Lanka (ITSSL) President Rajiv Yasiru Kuruwitage said.
He said the website domain (.lk) was hacked into and redirected to a website called decentralized digital currency Bitcoin (₿).
When visiting the Premier's official site, it was directed to content related to Bitcoin and again grant access to another web page.
Mr Kuruwitage said they had identified that the cyber attackers had to have an automatic downloading path to the web contents to computers or mobile phones.
However, he claimed that the www.mahindarajapaksa.lk website is now restored.