Student hacks Govt exam results website


The Department of Examinations has complained to the CID regarding a student allegedly hacking the Department’s website and retrieving the recently released G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination results.

Accordingly, the young hacker had created a web portal to retrieve the exam results by entering only a username.

Commissioner General of the Examination Department L.M.D. Dharmasena said the portal was created by a student in Grade 12 studying Information Communication Technology as one of his A/L subjects.

He said the case has been turned over to the CID and that the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) will also investigate. The student had created the web portal a week after the release of results. The Department launched an inquiry following several complaints.

“Whatever said and done, the student was intelligent enough to create such a portal. But we will not encourage such illegal acts. That is why we should approach law enforcement to give a suitable penalty to children so they do not make the same mistakes again,” he said.

BY Thameenah Razeek