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20 July 2024

Website hacker calls Sri Lankan govt corrupt

By Correspondent

According to the softpedia.com, a website hacker known as Davy Jones, who hacked several Sri Lanka government websites in the recent past had said ‘he is attacking Sri Lankan websites because he believed the country’s government is corrupted’, as reported in the ‘Daily Mirror’ on Saturday.

The hacker, Davy Jones, has breached the official website of the Sri Lankan High Commission of Maldives (slhcmaldives.com), it said.

It said, “the website’s entire database, which includes administrator and user details, has been published online.”
This isn’t the first time when Davy Jones has targeted high-profile websites from Sri Lanka. He has hacked sites of Sri Lanka Ports Authority, the Board of Investments of Sri Lanka, Sports Minister’s website and others over the past weeks.
Sri Lanka’s National Computer Emergency Readiness Team’s Coordination Centre (CERT/CC) revealed at the end of January, that it was concerned about these attacks, but as long as the government did not officially request an investigation, their ability to look into them was limited, a CERT’s representative said.
The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team (SLCERT) has urged the public to change the passwords of their Facebook and email accounts as often as possible to avoid hackers from gaining access.
SLCERT Security Engineer, Roshan Chandraguptha, said several websites in Sri Lanka had been hacked in recent times as the passwords were not strong.
He also said that when adding friends on Facebook, users should add only known people and not strangers.
Chandraguptha said that by adding strangers, users face the risk of their photos being used on other websites. (ISA)