Nov 29, 2013

    Two S'poreans arrested over Istana website hacking

    TWO Singaporeans, aged 17 and 42, were arrested by police yesterday for allegedly hacking the Istana website earlier this month.

    They are slated to be charged in court today for unauthorised modification of computer material under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act.

    This follows a police report lodged on Nov 8 by the administrator of the Istana website after it was defaced, as well as a string of hacking incidents.

    The older man is believed to be businessman Delson Moo and the younger person is understood to be student Melvin Teo.

    Moo and Teo were reportedly assisting the police with investigations earlier this month.

    Moo told The Straits Times that he had also hacked the Prime Minister's Office website.

    On his actions, he said it was "purely a stupid mistake" and "my hand was itchy and...I got myself into trouble".

    Moo also said that he knew Teo through Facebook but they have never met in person.

    If convicted, they could each be fined up to $10,000, be jailed up to three years, or both.