Hacker ‘The Messiah’ arrested and charged in court

A man alleged to have hacked into several websites over the past few months under the moniker “The Messiah” was arrested and charged in the Subordinate Courts yesterday. He is suspected to be responsible for hacking into the website of Ang Mo Kio Town Council, the Straits Times Blog, People’s Action Party Community Foundation (PCF) and City Harvest Church co-founder Sun Ho.

James Raj, 35, was arrested in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with the help of the Royal Malaysia Police on 4 November. He has been charged under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act with carrying out “unauthorised modifications” to websites here, including adding an image of Guy Fawkes mask on the Ang Mo Kio Town Council website.

Under the Computer Misuse Act, first-time offenders who is found guilty for can be fined up to S$10,000 or/and jailed up to three years.

The Singapore Police Force is also investigating into the hacking of PMO and Istana website. The identities of 5 suspects, Singaporean men aged between 17 and 45, has been established and they are currently assisting the police with their investigation.

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