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Singapore hacker jailed for 56 months for attack on bank, town

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James Raj Arokiasamy was sentenced to 56 months in a Singapore jail for crimes including stealing confidential bank data and defacing government websites.

[SINGAPORE] James Raj Arokiasamy was sentenced to 56 months in a Singapore jail for crimes including stealing confidential bank data and defacing government websites.

His actions were intended to instill fear and trepidation, Singapore State Court Deputy Presiding Judge Jennifer Marie said on Friday when delivering the sentence.

Prosecutors had sought a jail term of five or six years.

Raj, 36, had pleaded guilty to 40 charges including hacking Fuji Xerox's computer servers to steal client data of Standard Chartered Plc, causing unauthorized modifications to the website of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's town council and using illicit drugs.

In December, a 28-year-old man was sentenced to two months in jail for entering unauthorized computer code on the website of Mr Lee's office, according to the The Straits Times.

Raj said in court on Friday he had no comment on the sentence.

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