Indian-origin hacker in Singapore faces more charges

PTI Singapore | Updated on November 25, 2017 Published on August 25, 2014

An Indian-origin man was on Monday slapped with 105 additional charges for hacking into several Singapore websites last year.

James Raj Arokiasamy, 35, is alleged to have secured unauthorised access into the Fuji Xerox webserver between March 1 and 24 last year, and of hacking into and making modifications to a fan site created for City Harvest Church co-founder and pop-singer Sun Ho. The Church and its management were facing separate court cases over the management of S$50 million.

James Raj, who allegedly goes by the moniker “Messiah”, now faces a total of 162 charges for hacking and unauthorised modification of webservers last year.

Under earlier charges, James Raj is accused of scanning several City Harvest Church-related webservers and several government-related websites including that of the ruling People’s Action Party Foundation webserver, Singapore Prison Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore Elections Department, Ministry of Communications and Information, The Straits Times Blog and a town council.

James Raj also faces four drug-related charges, according to media reports today. A pre-trial conference date has been set for August 27.

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Published on August 25, 2014
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