The most under reported event of the year is the attack by Iranian hackers on nic.lk using an SQL injection. It shouldn't even be called hack because the security loop hole that was exploited was as big as a football field. They had an opportunity to cause some pretty serious damage but it seems like they were satisfied with taking a database dump of all the .lk domain names and placing it online. That lead to an epic tumbler post by Rukshan
Road.LK and Traffic.LK - Something I wanted to know for a long time, who owns this ;)
<row> <d_domain>road.lk</d_domain> <d_admincont>Raditha Dissanayake</d_admincont> <d_aemail>[email protected]</d_aemail> </row>
<row> <d_domain>traffic.lk</d_domain> <d_admincont>Raditha Dissanayake</d_admincont> <d_aemail>[email protected]</d_aemail> </row>Yes, folks, i am the owner of the road.lk and traffic.lk domains. Thanks Ruckshan for mentioning us on the same page as Apple and Google. My being a founder of road.lk was never meant to be a secret but I didn't make a public announcement about it either. I had spoken with a few friends before the project started and they knew about it prior to the launch. Many of the active users in my rather short friend list on Facebook probably guessed it too. On those rare occasions when someone asked me whether I do in fact own the domain, I quite readily said yes. The reason that I have not gone public with this information is that I am a hermit and very shy of publicity. I haven't had my name featured in any print media since I gave up playing chess many years ago. But now I have been outed, and I guess it's time for me to start talking a lot more about road.lk. For a shy guy, once I start talking, it's rather difficult to make me stop.