Hackers Targeted Pakistan Websites Revenge For Pathankot Attack
Indian hackers group ‘Black Hats’ launched a vicious attack on Pakistani websites in response to the Pathankot terror assault. The online programmers sneaked into seven renowned websites of the neighbouring nation. According to hackers, they have hacked over 20 websites, including crucial Pakistani government sites.
Cyber crime experts claim several hacking groups from India are working together to carry out a mass defacement operation on key Pakistani websites.
The group is also identifying and blocking profiles on social media and websites being operated by banned terror outfits like Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and Indian Mujahideen (IM).
Interestingly, one of the web-portals, Pakistan Bar Council, is operated by the Islamabad government. The hackers dedicated the hacking to the 18 month old daughter of Lt. Col Niranjan of National Security Gaurds. The websites were defaced with an image of Niranjan’s daughter with this message underneath:
“This Attack is dedicated for Vismaya, the daughter of NSG Commando Lt Col Niranjan!! A Big Salute from team IBH To the familys of brave soldiers who lost their life in Pathankot Attack!! A Small Tribute to those Brave Soldiers who Laid their Precious Life for our Country and our People!! RIP Brave Souls of Pathankot !! We Are Proud Of You Guys !! Bharat Maata Ki Jai !! Vande Matharam !!”
“All the active hacking groups are working on attacking Pakistan’s cyber territory. Our Army is not replying, but we will not remain quiet but attack them on the virtual world,” an underground hacker.
Cyber experts regards to Information security awareness claim that attacks from India are focused on targeting government websites.
“Several Pakistani websites were hacked in the last couple of days, which is done to send across a message that Indian hackers won’t sit quiet. Underground community is also planning to launch a major attack specially targeting government operated websites. Our investigations reveal several sites have already been defaced,” said Kislay Chaudhary, cyber security analyst and CEO of Indian Cyber Army. He has initiated in making himself as well as his organization available to such victims through Cyber Crime Helpline Number: 9968600000.