Singapore — Two men, aged 17 and 42, were arrested Thursday over the alleged hacking of the official website of Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam, said police.
The two suspects will be charged in court on Friday for the unauthorised modification of computer material under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act, said a police statement.
The offence carries a punishment of a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, or both.
The police did not name the suspects, but The Straits Times reported that they are the Institute of Technical Education student and the businessman who were questioned by police in early November over the hacking of the president’s Istana website.
Unlike the cyber attack on the website of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong earlier this month, the hacking of the president’s site had no indication of links to the Anonymous group.