A 27 year old Singaporean has been charged for hacking into the Singapore Prime minister's website and deface it.
Mohammad Azhar bin Tahir, charged for modifying the contents of PM's website (www.pmo.gov.sg) on Nov 7, causing it to display a message with an Anonymous mask picture.
The hacker also faces nine other unrelated-charges which includes hacking into and changing the Wireless network password belong to a person Nadia Binte Ali Khan.
In fact, the Prime Minister's website is not actually hacked; the hacker just exploited the 'Reflected' XSS vulnerability and managed to display the defacement message. It is non-persistent that means visitors of the site won't be able to see the defacement, only those who visit crafted-link.
|Defacement exploiting Reflected XSS vulnerability|
Azhar's 21-year-old brother, Mohammad Asyiq Tahir, also faces 6 charges under Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act. One was for hacking Ridhwan's ex-girlfriend's facebook account.
Last month, James Raj Arokiasamy who is said to be the Anonymous hacker with handle "The Messiah", charged for hacking into Ang Mo Kio Town Council website.