Indian hackers vandalise Punjab police website

Published: July 10, 2010
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The Punjab police's official website was hacked by Indian hackers. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Punjab police's official website was hacked by Indian hackers. PHOTO: REUTERS

PUNJAB: The Punjab Police’s official website was hacked by a group of Indian hackers.The hackers  replaced messages by the Punjab chief minister and inspector general with derogatory remarks and slogans all over the website.

Excluding the appreciatory page of the website, all titles were  distorted and the hacker groups’ name was being displayed everywhere on the website.

The website has not yet been restored to its original position. However, the authorities have blocked the site’s URL.

Pakistan Cyber Security experts confirmed that the hackers were Indians, adding that more than 150 Pakistani websites have been hacked in the past three days. However, they said that the attacks were not very serious.

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  • Jul 10, 2010 - 11:26AM

    tum ny sahe kha dostRecommend

  • saad salman
    Jul 10, 2010 - 11:38AM

    Shame on you PAKISTANI HACKERS.! Are you sleeping??
    Do answer to them…!Recommend

  • Wasim
    Jul 10, 2010 - 12:51PM

    Pakistani do not want to do bad things.Recommend

  • Jul 10, 2010 - 1:37PM

    It’s too bad for us being a Pakistan. i agree wid u saad. same on all of us.
    I’m going to take some action against them. Just wait and watch. Time will tell. I’ll take our Revenge(Insha-Allah)Recommend

  • Angelos
    Jul 10, 2010 - 2:08PM

    come on, do give those indians a REPLY!Recommend

  • Jul 10, 2010 - 2:30PM

    However, they said that the attacks
    were not very serious.

    True, they didn’t harm any Police official physically…Recommend

  • Usman Malik
    Jul 10, 2010 - 2:32PM

    Dear Friends ! Pakistan also have a lot of telent and one the best hackers in the World. But If We do so Our Goverment will our Enemy Because our Heroes are Treated Like Criminals For Example Honourable Dr. Qadeer Khan Who is the Defender of Pakistan after Seeing him. Who will dare for betterment of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Saif
    Jul 10, 2010 - 2:43PM

    They will get their reply, accordingly.Recommend

  • KHUM
    Jul 10, 2010 - 2:49PM

    i hope pakistani give the indian best reply on this hack best of luck pakistani hacker. Recommend

  • jameel ahmed saleemi
    Jul 10, 2010 - 2:51PM

    I am fully agree with the above mentioned comments written by Mr Saad, Wasim and others.It is quite shame for us .But on the other hand this is quite misuse and miscarriage of latest technology.By the grace of Almighty Allah we have also so many experts in this field who can easily reply this shamful action with strong stroks.I hope they will not only get the hacked website restored but also take some appropriate reply to the hackers so that they can learn a lesson from our loyal and faithful website developers.(Insha-Allah)Recommend

  • Saim Saeed Tanauli
    Jul 10, 2010 - 3:27PM

    How will the people get protection under the banner of the Punjab police when even they couldn’t save their website from being hacked !! more security measures should have been present at the website !!Recommend

  • Jul 10, 2010 - 5:14PM

    We salut Punjab Police and Armed Forces of Pakistan, as they are well protecting us and know how to fulfill their duties, but its our duty being a IT Professionals to reply as we are Masha Allah a very talented Nation.Recommend

  • Muneeba Rana
    Jul 10, 2010 - 5:22PM

    It feels that Our Nation is alone and fight with enemies around them. We are worlds smart Nation and can do any things any Time. SO I hope our software experts reply them properly. On the Other Hand! Our Govt. Departments should adopt necessary security barriers to block such attempts on our main official websites.
    Inshallh we will get survival from Such situations soon.Recommend

  • hassan abdullah rasool
    Jul 10, 2010 - 6:43PM

    we hacked toooRecommend

  • chona
    Jul 10, 2010 - 7:09PM

    Well the problem is not that the sites are being hacked ….But the fact is that this is just one aspect of bad things happening to us…
    We as a nation have to take note of this situation…that almost nobody in the world likes to see Pakistan and almost every financially strong country is against Pakistan…only the output points are different…some show their hate against Pakistan in UNO, some in Security Council, some in front of USA, some in front of European community, some on Cricket fields through false umpiring, some do it by terming Pakistanis as “stooges” as Malcom Speed did, some like INDIA do it on diplomatic front and try to stop aid to Pakistan citing reasons that Pakistan is terrorist or alleging that Kashmir is not part of Pakistan so stop world bank aid to Basha Dam…some do it by hacking websites….some do it by sponsoring terrorism…and some do it by fake currency and harming Pakistan on international trade scene……WOW..
    All we need is to be united and be honest to our country and give sound,controlled and sober replies to all these attacks….!!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • ahmed
    Jul 10, 2010 - 8:28PM

    @chona
    No one hates pakistan, actually the whole world is providing us with billions of dollars in aid for us to survive. If they hate us, then all they can do is to switch off that aid and then we can all die in hunge, poverty and misery.Recommend

  • usama mubarak
    Jul 11, 2010 - 12:13AM

    We’re the Pakistani and we know very well how to defend our country.
    Pakistani not attacked first, but now Pakistani will reply to india very soon. Because Pakistan have a well known Cyber Force.
    Insha-ALLAH Recommend

  • inderjit sahota
    Jul 11, 2010 - 9:00PM

    all the posts above show root cause of what is wrong with pak. Here is a classic of shooting the messenger.

    pak punjab govt gives money to terror groups,when these terror groups strike back the reaction is it must be india.Until you learn to tell right from wrong, you will continue to be bombed by the groups you claim don`t exist.

    No one doubts the valour of the armed forces of pak. Unfortunaterly it is a case of lions led by donkeys. Pak has spent all its energy fighting india,not only has it ignored the cancer within punjab govt the army infact nurture.

    If pak is stong and powerful why does it need a begging bowl?.

    Pak deserves better it needs peace,it won`t get it if the views on here continue in similar vein.
    stan
    As a parting shot read this list;
    Afghanistan
    iraq
    iran
    PAKISTANRecommend

  • Anonymous
    Jul 12, 2010 - 10:18AM

    an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blindRecommend

  • Jul 13, 2010 - 12:51AM

    Thats ok lets just ban the internet in Pakistan Recommend

  • kishore
    Jul 14, 2010 - 9:26AM

    it is utterly foolish to respond like this everyone speaks as if only our country is superior but think a bit every country has its own pros and cons and very fortunately india has them too ,in a likely way we can’t tamper with each of ours cybernetics but we have to unite and stand still against those stupid european countries who are dividing us
    and r lurking for a chance to divide brothers like us !!!!!!!!!!!!!Recommend

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