No data breach occured in cyber-attack attempts – SLCERT

No data breach occured in cyber-attack attempts – SLCERT

No data breach occured in cyber-attack attempts – SLCERT

Written by Zulfick Farzan

31 May, 2020 | 12:47 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Sri Lanka CERT|CC has confirmed a couple of websites in Sri Lanka were defaced by a group of activists.

The Defence Ministry is a statement on Sunday quoted the Chief Executive Officer of the Sri Lanka CERT|CC Lal Dias stating the ultimate goal of these activists was to draw the attention of different audiences and to spread messages of hatred.

“It is important that unwarranted prominence is not given to these activists. Similar attacks have been experienced by the nation in the past, and to overcome these types of attacks Sri Lanka CERT|CC established a Task Force and a Working Group to take proactive measures,” Lal Dias said.

Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Coordinating Centre (Sri Lanka CERT|CC), is Sri Lanka‟s National CERT serving under the supervision of the Ministry of Defence.

It is mandated with the task of protecting Sri Lanka‟s Information and Information Systems infrastructure and Dias said a website defacement is when an attacker changes the visual appearance of the webpage or website.

He also emphasized that no data breach has occurred in this attempt to deface the websites.

“The Task Force team has been able to identify the defaced sites and act in a timely manner to address the situation. The incident was detected at 6.38 am and by 7.30 am the Information Security Engineers at CERT had rectified the websites” he explained.

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