Indian hackers deface Multan government website

Published: May 20, 2012

A group named ‘Indishell’ has claimed to hack the website, with its name prominently mentioned on the hacked site’s homepage, along with a message saying ‘We have an EYE on you’ that is strategically placed under cat eyes with pupils donned as the Indian flag.

MULTAN: The Multan district government website was defaced by Indian hackers on Sunday. The hackers had erased all official data on the website and posted anti-Pakistan and anti-government slogans on the homepage.

Indian national songs, supposedly sung at a concert, were being played as background music on the website.

The website, www.multan.gov.pk, is the Multan government’s official website and contains important data vis a vis the district.

A group named ‘Indishell’ claimed hacking the website, with its name prominently mentioned on the homepage, along with a message saying ‘We have an EYE on you’, that is strategically placed under cat eyes with pupils donned as the Indian flag.

When District Coordination Officer Multan, Zahid Zaman, was contacted to get a statement on this incident, he denied being DCO Multan, despite receiving the call on the official number.

The website had information including maps, buildings, history, culture of Multan along with a list of ongoing developmental projects in the district. Regarding the ongoing projects, the site has information on the tenders about the developmental projects in Multan.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Ijaz ul haq, Member All Pakistan Newspaper Cyber Society and editor Multan Updates, condemned the step, saying it would create problems for citizens and that the district government was doing nothing to deal with this issue.

“It is the duty of the district government to ensure that such informative and helpful websites are secured. “

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Reader Comments (27)

  • Acorn Guts
    May 21, 2012 - 12:16AM

    why patriotic script kiddies, why?! what will us Pakistanis do without the Multan homepage now? I am so sad. I’d forget this travesty if you would grow up though .. deal?

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  • M Ali Khan
    May 21, 2012 - 12:17AM

    Stupid kids on both sides of the border with nothing else to do. Rather than read a book or get an actual education, we see such idiots (including our bratty Pak Cyber Force) doing such nonsense.

    Get a life.

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  • Rehan
    May 21, 2012 - 1:04AM

    When all ppl hired on “Parchi” then the result would be like this….

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  • Sikandar Ali
    May 21, 2012 - 1:23AM

    Disgusting indeed…!! how pitty it seems…

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  • Yash
    May 21, 2012 - 1:23AM

    the song was performed at a talent hunt show “INDIA’S GOT TALENT” by a group called “underground authority”

    anyway….a very sad incident….hackers shudnt have wiped out the data…

    wen pakistani hackers hacked the indian cbi’s website…they dint even touch the data…just defaced it…

    well…anyway…searching on the web…this underground cyberwar between india and pakistan is going on for years now…god prevent this

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  • Conan
    May 21, 2012 - 1:31AM

    I find it funny when Indians claim they aren’t obsessed with Pakistan, yet they hack our sites and troll on ET and Dawn.

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  • Mj
    May 21, 2012 - 1:53AM

    @Rehan:
    Not really, even highly sophisticated American gov’t websites sometimes get hacked. Although hacking a neighboring country’s website is quite childish an act, and I cringe whenever Pakistani and Indian youths hack websites of each others.

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  • Blithe
    May 21, 2012 - 2:04AM

    “Regarding the ongoing projects, the site has information on the tenders about the developmental projects in Multan.”

    have you looked into the possibility of Gilani ordering the hack to hide corruption???

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  • Pungi
    May 21, 2012 - 2:10AM

    Get ready for the Revenge..!!

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  • PakArmySoldier
    May 21, 2012 - 4:20AM

    What is even more embarrassing is that the website is still up.

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  • Yash
    May 21, 2012 - 4:28AM

    @Conan:

    if u call such a thing as “obsession”….go to any big website (bbc, nytimes, facebook, linkedin etc etc)

    any forum…any place on web…u will find some or the other indian there….

    i being an indian say that i hardly read indian newspapers much these days…its rather fun to read comments on ET….good amusement and stress relief for me at least…

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  • pravin
    May 21, 2012 - 7:11AM

    There is no patriotism in defacing somebody else’s web site and wiping the data which is in no way harming you. Patriotism is in creating useful information and sharing them with your own people.

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  • Indian
    May 21, 2012 - 8:47AM

    Few days back RCB owner Vijay Mallya had his website hacked by a Pakistani hacker group. Seems this is a ‘tit for tat’…… Yet very immature…

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  • GhostRider
    May 21, 2012 - 8:57AM

    Even PM Gillani wont be bohered, though its his home town. Indishell the level of ur cyber intellect can be judged by this task… lolx

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  • Shyam
    May 21, 2012 - 9:16AM

    When these kids grow up, they might do something useful with their time. Fingers crossed though!

    Pakistani newspapers are like the “Wild Wild West” and a lot more fun than boring Indian newspapers

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  • azhar88
    May 21, 2012 - 9:53AM

    bunch of kids

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  • Pinto
    May 21, 2012 - 10:20AM

    Good job guysRecommend

  • Mard-e-Haq
    May 21, 2012 - 11:16AM

    It is time to show a little Jazba. Where is Kapten Khan? This is the kind of stuff he likes to capitalize on.

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  • Chopra
    May 21, 2012 - 3:06PM

    I apologize for this childish act of Indian Hacker,

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  • A.Khan
    May 21, 2012 - 4:44PM

    So what can one expect from unemployed people?

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  • Aman shaikh
    May 21, 2012 - 6:05PM

    It may not happen if security specialist arent employed by paper skills
    hats off for these hackers from across the border disclosing our website loop holes
    now mr. Gillani will take a look over the security of the official state portal

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  • Pinto
    May 21, 2012 - 6:36PM

    Welldone indi boys

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  • M,Anees Qureshi
    May 21, 2012 - 7:07PM

    LOoool Indias 180 website incluging government officials like CBI hacked by Pakistan Cyber Forces
    hahaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa we gave you a big slap in return

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  • rasa
    May 21, 2012 - 8:00PM

    i think this is only a lil assingment

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  • Aman shaikh
    May 21, 2012 - 8:03PM

    I think m.queshi my pakistani brother is not taking all this seriously
    brother in last 3 months only in 3 months of 2012
    pakistans 137 government sites were hacked
    including pak.gov.pk and paknavy.gov.pk
    the total list can be found here
    zone-h.com/archive/notifier=Indishell/page=10

    CBI website was hacked by pakistani hackers in 2010 after indian hackers hack down 46 gov sites of pakistan
    after that
    bsnl india was hacked by pakistani hackers but inresponse to that we lost brain net and wordcall

    its very serious matter as indians are going up in last two years our hackers is just watching and claiming to hack bigRecommend

  • DevilHunterX
    May 21, 2012 - 8:28PM

    You sure it wasn’t the PML? Btw, Pakistan government website have next to no security and unlicensed software.

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  • Truth Hurts
    May 21, 2012 - 9:12PM

    Stupid Indian kids….. then they start crying , when Indian sites are hacked by Pakistani Hackers!

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