Anonymous hacker charged for hacking Singapore PM website

 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 ( 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.
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