Government of SriLanka's Top News Portal Hacked by Kurdish Elite Security Team

A hacker going with the handle Sultan Brain from Kurdish Elite Security Team has hacked and defaced three top SriLankan government owned news portal (News.lk).

Hacked websites are actually sub-domains of News.lk, which is the official Government News Portal of Srilanka; running directly under the Department of Government Information.

Hacker left a deface message along with a message on all three websites, however didn’t explained the reason to target SriLankan government.

Hacked by Kurdish Elite Security Team!! In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful, Hacked by Sultan Brain or Mr.Moein & Emperor Kurds. Kurdish elite security team, Thanks to all Kurdish.

The targeted websites belong to SriLankan Information Channel (webcast.news.lk), Tamil News Website (tamil.news.lk) and Sinhalese News website sinhala.news.lk
Mirrors of hacked websites are available below:

tamil.news.lk

webcast.news.lk

sinhala.news.lkhttp://www.hack-db.com/377158.html
At the time of publishing this article, all 3 websites were down and taken offline.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.