Hacking of Sri Lankan Government websites will continue as long as State departments fail to seek assistance from information security professionals, and as long as there are no security audits before a website is launched.
Wasantha Deshapriya is the programme director (re-engineering government) of the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA). He says the ICTA, a wholly State-owned body, is not empowered to compel the owners of Government websites to comply with ICTA policy and adhere to ICTA-approved Web standards.
Hackers have broken into some 50 SL Government websites in recent months. The latest victim is the Media Ministry, whose website www.media.gov.lk