17-year-old teenager hacked into his country’s president’s website in order to get enough authorities to cancel the exams, but he faced a fine of $2,000 and up to 3 years in jail.
There were lot’s of hacking attempts going on. We had seen a guy who challenged hackers to hack him and instantly regrets his decision. We have even seen NSA’s hacking group hacked! And the tools have been leaked online.
The time it’s time for kids to take part in hacking. Of course, we all hate exams and we always seek ways to avoid the exams like feigning fevers. But we haven’t imagined hacking president’s website to postphone the exams.
A 17-year-old teenager hacked into his country’s president’s websites in order to get enough authorities to cancel the exams. According to the BBC reports, the official website of Srilankan President Maithripala Sirisena was hacked a week earlier by the group that calls themselves Sri Lankan Youth.
The group of hackers posted a message on Thursday calling for the postponement of exams and called on the president to “take care of the security of Sri Lankan websites or… face a cyber war.” The message was taken down immediately, However, the site was hacked again after the short period of time.
A 17-year-old boy was taken into the custody under the Computer Crimes Act and he faced a fine of $2,000 and up to 3 years in jail. Police official said “We traced the hack to his home in Kadugannawa” while referring to a town which is about 100Km east of the capital Colombo
The homepage of the website was replaced with a demand that President must postpone the ongoing GCE Advanced Level examinations. However, authorities worked hard and fixed the President’s hacked website within 24 hours.