Seven Indian embassy websites have been hacked by a group who purportedly support Pakistan, The New Indian Express reported.
The hackers, who call themselves ‘Intruder’ and ‘Romantic’, have posted messages saying, “Embassy of India in Dushanbe, Tajikistan Has Been OWNED, Hey Indian Government, Do not Mess With Us Pakistan Army Zindabad, Aata Majhi Satakli? Do not Be Panic We Rock And U Shock Salute To Pakistan Army !Pakistan Zindabad! Feel The Power of Pakistan”.
The following sites have been hacked:
- Embassy of India in Ankara, Turkey
- Embassy of India in Athens ,Greece
- Embassy of India to Mexico
- Consulate General of India, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Embassy of India in Bucharest , Romania
- Embassy of India Dushanbe , Tajikstan
- High Commission of India, Pretoria, South Africa
In February, the official web portal of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) was allegedly hacked by a suspected group of Pakistan-based hackers.
According to officials, the website which belonged to India’s Income Tax department, was hacked early Saturday and still remains offline.
Officials further claimed that messages, which read, ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ and ‘We are team Pak cyber attacker’, were posted on the website.
Authorities later took charge and left a message for their visitors, stating, “We’ll be back soon! Sorry for the inconvenience but we’re performing some maintenance at the moment.”
Separately, in May 2015, Indian music streaming website Gaana.com was hacked by a netizen who goes by the name Mak Man. It was later discovered that the hacker belonged to Pakistan, and is based in Lahore.
This article originally appeared on New Indian Express