S'pore hacker case: PCF vandals linked to hacker

On Nov 5, the police received two reports of vandalism with writings purportedly linked to the 'Anonymous' group.

In the first case, spray-painted wordings were discovered on the wall and pavement of a building along Prinsep Link.

In the second case, writings in marker ink were discovered on the notice board of a HDB block in Tampines and a nearby bus stop. On 6 November 2013, a third incident was reported to the Police where spray-painted wordings were found on the walls of a HDB void deck in Woodlands.

Through investigative probes and extensive interviews, the police established the identities of the five suspects involved in the first case on Nov 5 at Prinsep Link.

On Nov 7, four of the suspects, Singaporean men aged between 21 and 26, were arrested. The remaining suspect, a 24-year-old Singaporean man, was arrested on Nov 8.

All five suspects will be charged in Court on Nov 12 for offences of Vandalism with Common Intention under Section 3 of the Vandalism Act read with Section 34 of the Penal Code, which carries a punishment of imprisonment of up to three years or fine up to $2,000, and caning of not less than three strokes and not more than eight strokes.