Pakistani Hackers Attack Indian Websites After Surgical Strike, Claimed ‘Revenge’

Seven terrorist camps are destroyed by Indian army across the LoC by special forces of the Indian Army during the surgical strikes on 29 September. A week after the attack, various Indian websites faced cyber attacks by Pakistani hackers. The hackers claim that the attacks were an act of “revenge” against the Indian Army’s surgical strikes across the Line of Control. On 3 October, the National Green Tribunal’s website came under attack with a group hacking it and posting profanities, claiming it was an act of “revenge”, reported PTI.

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The hack was noticed around 7.15 pm on Monday. This was the second time after 2013 that the website has been hacked. A day after the incident with the National Green Tribunal, another group hacked the website of a university and posted “Pakistan Zindabad” slogan on it.

Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean studies (KUFOS) authorities said they filed a complaint with the cyber
cell of the state police after the incident was noticed.

According to a report by The Times of India, a group of Pakistani hackers have claimed that they have hacked 7,070 Indian websites and released a list of names early on Tuesday. The cyber security specialists told The Times of India that the hackers are not experts, but are ‘script kiddies’ who don’t write their own code, while hacking websites.

Another report by the The Times of India suggested that on Tuesday, Pakistani hackers tapped into the frequency on which pilots of Indian carriers landing into airports close to the LoC — Jammu and Thoise Air Force base — operate and blocked communication. The hackers then started transmitting Pakistani patriotic songs on the same frequency, which then played out in the cockpits.

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