Istana site hacking: Businessman and student arrested; to be charged on Friday

SINGAPORE - The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) student and businessman who were questioned by the police in early November over a recent alleged hacking of the Istana's webpage have been arrested and will be charged in court on Friday.

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Here is the police statement in full:

Two Singaporean men were arrested by the police today for the alleged 'hacking' of the Istana website on Nov 8.

The two suspects, aged 17 and 42, will be charged in court on Nov 29, for an offence of unauthorised modification of computer material under Section 5(1) of the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act, Chapter 50A.

If convicted, they will face a punishment of a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or both.