Police website under cyber attack

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The official website of the Sri Lanka Police was taken down yesterday as a result of a cyber-attack.

When asked, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa confirmed that the website had been hacked but had been quickly restored. He denied rumours, claiming that the website was hacked by Anonymous, a decentralised international hacktivist collective. He noted that there was no data breach, but rather that cyber attackers were preventing data from appearing.

However, by late last night, the website was back to normal.

(TR)