36 government sites hacked by 'Indian Cyber Army'

Websit­es partia­lly damage­d by hacker­s from across the border. Attackers deem hack 'payback' for Mumbai...


Express November 30, 2010

At least 36 government websites were hacked on Tuesday by online hackers going by the name ‘Indian Cyber Army’.

The 36 websites were reportedly hosted on the same server.

According to Express 24/7 correspondent Sabur Ali Syed, some of the websites belong to the Pakistan Army and the others belong to different ministries, including the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance, Pakistan Computer Bureau and Council of Islamic Ideology etc.

So far, no official statement has come from the government on the cyber attack.

Some of the websites have been made inaccessible while others are partially damaged, reports Sabur. The attackers have reportedly inserted a page on the websites that indicates that the servers have been rooted.

The message on the websites says the attack is related to the Mumbai attacks. The following message can be seen on the page:
Rest In Peace

The Hero's of 26/11 Who Laid their precious life for the country people

OMG!! INDIAN CYBER ARMY 0Wns YoU

Pakistan's Main Gov Server 0wned? r00ted? Hell Yes It iS ;)

Everything is in our hands now .

Cyber attacks of a similar nature have been going on since 2001. Messages have been left on official Pakistani and Indian websites in the past.

A couple of months ago, two college students from Kohat were taken into custody by the FIA on accusations of hacking certain Indian websites.

Following is the list of hacked websites:

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: December 02, 2010

The original article incorrectly quoted that Nadra was hacked.

COMMENTS (66)

Please!! | 10 years ago | Reply Some idiot hacked into a Pakistani website and you guys are turning it into some kinda war!! Arrest the hacker and give him a kick on the nuts from me but thats just it!! The hacker was a loony who probably couldn't get a life, so why should we join the madness?? @taimur: finally, a man after my own art! thumbs up!! appreciate the humor! LOLZ!!
Sam | 10 years ago | Reply Is the government stupid nowadays? Why would 36 sites be hosted on ONE server. Quite silly, and retarded. If they had 36 servers, one site would've probably been hacked, not 36. This is objectively their fault, and the "Indian Cyber Army" had the 'perfect chance'.
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