Pre-school's website hacker calls for investigation into alleged scalding incident

A screenshot of the website, which was hacked by someone who goes by the moniker ''The Messiah''. -- PHOTO: PCF
A screenshot of the website, which was hacked by someone who goes by the moniker ''The Messiah''. -- PHOTO: PCF

Pre-school operator PAP Community Foundation's website has been hacked by someone calling for an investigation into an alleged scalding incident at one of its centres.

The hacker, identified as "The Messiah", claimed to be the same perpetrator who hacked into City Harvest Church co-founder and pop singer Ho Yeow Sun's official website on Sept 2.

A netizen named "Jim Jones" posted a link to the site and a screengrab on citizen journalism website Stomp yesterday.

The hacking comes after a six-month-old baby suffered second-degree burns at a PCF Little Wings childcare centre in Jurong West on Oct 2. The baby was allegedly scalded by hot coffee.

A message on the site said: "We DEMAND that you conduct a proper investigation and make sure your 'necessary actions' be impactful enough to send a strong message to all the other childcare centres. You are responsible for making sure this never happens again!"

B-Secure Technologies chief executive Paddy Tan said the page hacked was "back-end" and it would be difficult for an Internet user to locate it.

Mr Tan added: "I suspect the hacker shared the screengrab online or told someone about it, in order for people to find out about the hacked webpage."

A PCF spokesman confirmed that the website had been hacked into and said the operator will be making a police report.

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