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. “