A 17-year-old high school student was charged on Wednesday with hacking a government website and encouraging others to do the same via a Facebook page in an ongoing investigation into online “hacktivist” group Anonymous Cambodia.
Chin Neang Leangmeng, a student at Phnom Penh’s Hun Sen Chak Angre Krom High School who goes by the moniker “Attacker Fiber”, was charged with an “information technology offence” under Cambodian Penal Code articles 27 and 428, according to Seang Sok, vice prosecutor of Phnom Penh Municipal Court.
“He now has been sent to Prey Sar prison to await his coming trial,” he added.
National Police spokesman Kirt Chantharith, who said Neang Leangmeng had confessed to hacking government websites more than 1,000 times, offered grudging praise of the student’s prowess.
“I am really impressed by his ability and his excellent knowledge of technology skills. He was young but was able to research and create his account to attack the National Police’s website,” he said.