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Probe underway into breach of Education Ministry website

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Colombo, April 06 -  An investigation has been launched into the incident where the official website of the Sri Lanka Education Ministry was hacked by an unidentified hacker.

According to a statement, the probe is spearheaded by the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) and the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL).

The Education Ministry also expressed regret over the inconvenience caused to users and assured that efforts are underway to swiftly restore the integrity of the official website. 

The breach saw the intrusion of a hacker operating under the pseudonym "Anonymous EEE," who left behind a message apologizing for the unauthorized access while shedding light on security vulnerabilities within the system.


  Comments - 7

  • Seqi Saturday, 06 April 2024 07:06 AM

    There is no integrity to restore. What a joke. Be thankful that there are intelligent and kind hackers around... they could, if they were spiteful have caused mayhem.

    Steve Saturday, 06 April 2024 07:13 AM

    Education Ministry needs more education in IT.

    Lk Saturday, 06 April 2024 08:12 AM

    Donot waste your time on this and it is a school kid and yet him show is IT skills ..he is brave enough to have go.. No harm inflicted so don't publish but warn him

    Joshua Saturday, 06 April 2024 09:02 AM

    Investigation shud be done as to the officials manning the website for not securing the site. Not the fellow who taught them a good lesson.

    Sokrates Saturday, 06 April 2024 09:06 AM

    Many companies in developed countries employ top hackers, including those with criminal histories, to uncover vulnerabilities in their computer systems.

    Ram Saturday, 06 April 2024 11:55 AM

    What is there to probe? The expert who did left a pertinent message to be actioned by the Education Department.

    Iyo again Saturday, 06 April 2024 10:22 PM

    When you run a department by 9-4 public servants, you don't get surprised. It will happen again. Nothing new in Sri Lanka compromising the security.


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