22 Indian government websites hacked by Pakistani hackers

The hackers posted video clip showing Indian army personnel harassing Kashmiris

Web Desk November 08, 2014

Twenty-two Indian governmental websites were allegedly hacked into on Thursday by ‘Team MaDLeeTs’, whom the Indian agencies believed to be Pakistani, Times of India reported.

Majority of the hacked websites are maintained by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and on Friday morning, most of the websites were inaccessible.

The group, after hacking sites of government departments and organisations of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Odisha states, left a message in which they raised their concerns about civil rights violations committed by the Indian Army in Kashmir.

A video clip attached on the defaced page showed Indian army personnel harassing Kashmiri civilians.

The hackers made it clear that they only wanted to deliver a peaceful “message to the government and the people of India” by showing the brutal acts of the Indian Army and stealing confidential governmental information was not their intention.

Hackers further posted that they “care for humanity” and do not intend to start a cyber-war with India.

"We are not asking for Kashmir. We ask for peace. Nothing deleted or stolen. Just here to deliver my message to the government and the people of India :)," said the hackers and signed off by saying Pakistan Zindabad.

Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) officials checked the hacked websites and traced the email address provided by the hackers on the websites, claiming that the group is from Pakistan. The Facebook page of the group identified the hackers as `1337 & r00x! - Team MaDLeeTs'.

The websites which were hacked into included governmental websites of the Telangana Animal Husbandry department, AP Forest Development Corporation and Odisha state Police Housing and Welfare Corporation.

After the TITA filed a complaint with Cyberabad police, the Indian National Informatics Centre (NIC) has launched a full-fledged probe into the hacking incident.

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Afaq | 6 years ago | Reply

@Proud Indian: You believe in actions like 1971 in which you played your game to make a country out of a country. You couldn't make bengal your state. We believe in actions like 1948. If you are so keen in mentioning history, you need to know that Entire Kashmir was illegally granted to you by Britian. Now the part known as Azad Kashmir is affiliated with Pakistan and its according to their own will but Bangladesh is not associated with India. I hope this might be the better lesson of history for you.

Proud Indian | 6 years ago | Reply See the words like "peaceful message" and "humanity" . Only our guns and tanks will show you humanity and we will eradicate you from earth surface . Defacing animal husbandry and forestry sites which are of negligible importance , you can't do any bad . Keep doing such things , because we believe in things like 1971.
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