PMO site hacking: Brothers' trial adjourned for pre-trial conference

Mohammad Azhar Tahir, who is jobless, leaving the Subordinate Courts on Dec 6, 2013. The two brothers who are accused of a total of 16 charges under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act made their second appearance in court on Monday. -- ST FILE
Mohammad Azhar Tahir, who is jobless, leaving the Subordinate Courts on Dec 6, 2013. The two brothers who are accused of a total of 16 charges under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act made their second appearance in court on Monday. -- ST FILE PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM 

Two brothers who are accused of a total of 16 charges under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act made their second appearance in court on Monday.

The prosecution applied for six weeks' adjournment, saying the investigation officer needed another month to complete investigation. The other two weeks will be used to finalise the charges.

Mohammad Azhar Tahir, 27, who is jobless, is alleged to have hacked the website of the Prime Minister's Office and accessed the social media accounts of local actor Muhammad Ridhwan Azman, 20, best known for his role in the movie Ah Boys to Men.

He is said to have changed the passwords to Mr Muhammad Ridhwan's Hotmail, Gmail, Twitter and Facebook accounts, accessed the actor's Instagram account, and deleted videos from his YouTube account.

He was also charged with illegally accessing one Nadia Ali Khan's wireless modem and altering her password.

His brother, DJ Mohammad Asyiq, 21, faces six charges. They are for unauthorised access of the Facebook account of his ex-girlfriend Woo Huijing; unauthorised access of Mr Muhammad Ridhwan's Hotmail, Gmail and Blogspot accounts and use of hjs YouTube account to upload a video titled "Anonymous retaliating and gives (sic) warning"; and access of Ms Nadia's wireless network.

They are out on $10,000 bail each. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Feb 21.