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Pakistani Cyber-Criminals Breach Airport Websites of Trivandrum, Cochin

During one recent incident, online-crooks from Pakistan breached a server that provided hosting service to 148 domains associated with airport websites of India, especially Trivandrum and Cochin.

Experts have recognized the perpetrators as Pak Cyber Attackers' 'Kashmiri Cheetah.' Following a large number of physical assaults on Kashmir state in India, Pakistan is currently executing digital attacks too against India. Timesnow.tv posted this, December 28, 2016.

After numerous hacking incidents by Pakistani bands on Indian portals, the latest cyber-attack occurred. Fortunately, just after half-an-hour of the attack, specialists restored the website and it has been running as before.

The hacked airport sites displayed a message which stated that Kashmiri Cheetah was stamping the websites. The hackers' team was called Pak Cyber Attackers which was unbeatable. Anybody messing up the team that was the best would have to face death like the remaining others, the post concluded.

The Indian Express daily stated the group that claimed its name as 'Kashmiri Cheetah' had as well hacked the AIIMS website of Raipur in 2016.

Further, during 2013, a hacker from Pakistan had allegedly hacked the Customs Department website of New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. The attacker infiltrated the server, wiped out the homepage material and replaced it with an image as well as a song audio file.

The hackers from beyond the border possibly selected airport websites to extract crucial data regarding airplane flights that could result in compromising consequences.

Apart from that, the hacking group possibly wanted to access details of the respective airports such as facilities to logistics that could potentially reveal plentifully to the enemy country.

Thus, the assault, albeit in digital form, can pose danger to all Indian nationals preparing to fly in future.

Security specialists from India have repeatedly noted and criticized the poor cyber-security systems of the country. The Indian subcontinent is listed within the ten most cyber-crime inflicted countries, exuding numerous cyber-crimes -from Internet stalking to fraud, as well as spying too.

And though hackers beyond the immediate border striking assaults on government websites aren't new, the airport website attacks must be regarded especially seriously since they may relate to many perils.

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