Anonymous charged with hacking Singapore Government Site, 5 questioned for hacking Prime Minister Site

anonymous-charged-for-hacking-singapore-government-site-5-question-for-hacking-prime-minister-siteA Singaporean hacker James Raj, 35, part of online hacktivist group Anonymous has been charged with hacking into the government owned council website and posting official Anonymous logo on the homepage, amid new Internet laws implemented by the government.

The hacker was arrested and charged with hacking the official website of the Ang Mo Kio town council – a district whose team of MPs representing it in parliament is led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong – on October 28, and posting the image of a Guy Fawkes mask.

The site was hacked 5 days ago, left with an Anonymous logo and a message for the government of Singapore against new Internet laws.

In an other incident, Singaporean police has questioned 5 local citizens  between the age of 17 and 45 for allegedly hacking the official website of Singapore’s prime minister a week ago.

Government of Singapore implemented new Internet licensing rules in June 2013, sparking massive critic and anger among online community and bloggers; calling it an attempt to sideline online voice and freedom of expression.


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