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Cyber warfare: Pakistani hackers claim defacing over 2, 000 Indian websites
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 09:27:57 +0000 (UTC)
By Farooq Baloch
The Express Tribune
February 2, 2014
KARACHI: Pakistani hackers have claimed responsibility for hacking over
2,000 Indian websites on the country’s Republic Day, confirming reports
published by the Indian media earlier this week.
"Hackers defaced more than 2,000 Indian websites -- 2,118 to be exact --
on Republic Day (January 26) in what is being termed as 'a major cyber
attack'," The Hindu reported on January 29. According to the report, the
attackers' internet protocol (IP) address was traced to Pakistan.
"Most of the defaced websites were attacked by Pakistani hackers using the
handles 'StrikerRude', 'KashmirCyberArmy', 'PakCyberExpert', 'HUnterGujar'
and the operation was named as ‘#OP26jan'," the newspaper cited the Global
Cyber Security Response Team, Bangalore as saying. The websites targeted
included that of the Central Bank of India.
Hackers, who claimed they were involved in the cyber attack, said three
Pakistan-based hacking groups were responsible and said the act was meant
as a 'protest for the rights of Kashmiris'.
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