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Hackers of Pakistan Deface Websites of Seven Indian Embassies and One Police Station


According to The New Indian Express, seven websites of Indian Embassy have been hacked by a group supposedly supporting Pakistan.

Missions in Bucharest, Romania; Sao Paulo, Brazil; along with Dushanbe in Tajikistan; and Pretoria of South Africa were also defaced by the hackers mentioning themselves as "Intruder" and "Romantic".

The text defacing the sites of Ankara, Dushanbe and Athens contains harsh phrases like "Feel the Power of Pakistan", "Don't Be Panic", "Pakistan Zindabad", and "We Rock and U Shock".

A suspected group of hackers based at Pakistan, allegedly hacked the official website of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) in February. Tribune.com posted on June 10th, 2016, quoting officials as saying that the website of Income Tax Department of India was hacked in the early hours of Saturday and still remains shut down.

The representative of Indian High Commission in Islamabad did not comment on the matter.

Hacking attacks across borders have been widespread since 1998. The website of Lahore High Court has been hacked twice recently by Indian hackers, whereas the website of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Raipur was attacked by hackers of Pakistan.

The hacker has posted Pakistani flag on the front page of the website along with other offensive messages. Authorities have begun investigations of all cases, and all sites have been restored to their original working versions also.

The latest hostility between underground hacking crews dates back to January, when Indian hackers started an all-out attack on Pakistani sites following the brutal terrorist attack on the Indian Air Force Station at Pathankot.

Cyber-espionage between the two countries is nothing new as there are more recent cases like attacks with BreachRAT malware, Operation C-major from March, and Operation Transparent tribe from February.

This development comes close on the heels of Kaspersky Labs, a cyber security company, informing that Chinese cyber espionage group known as Danti, had hacked the computers of many top-level bureaucrats in Delhi and other places raising worries for possibly losing critical information.

Officials of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology admitted that it was a "major" cyber attack. Media reports reveal that the attack was targeted at few computers in the Union Cabinet Secretariat and had been stopped.

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