Hackers attacked Sri Lanka’s Media Ministry by placing a documentary about alleged war crimes during the island’s ethnic conflict on its website, an official said.
The hackers, identifying themselves as ‘H4x0r HuSsY’, uploaded a link to an Australian Broadcasting Corp report on atrocities during the final stages of the battle against the LTTE in 2009. “Stop Killing Innocent Tamil Ppl! Or Get prepared 4 Attacks From Us!” read a message left on the website, media.gov.lk.
An official in the Mass Media and Information Ministry said the website had been “reclaimed” on Monday morning. “The hackers exploited a loophole over the weekend, but we have plugged it now.” The Media Ministry is known to carry out unofficial censorship of news sites deemed to be anti-government by pressuring local Internet service providers to block their content.— AFP