'Penetrator' arrested on charges of hacking Zardari's website

Published: December 6, 2010
Adil, who has confessed to hacking the site, says he had done it ‘for fun’.

Adil, who has confessed to hacking the site, says he had done it ‘for fun’.

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Lahore Cyber Crime Wing on Monday arrested a hacker on charges of hacking the personal website of President Asif Ali Zardari (www.president-of-pakistan.com).

According to officials, the website was hacked in July and was restored within two days. The accused had changed his web name from Adil to ‘Penetrator’ when the Cyber Crime Wing started tracing his location.

Adil, who has confessed to hacking the site, says he had done it ‘for fun’. He has been handed over to FIA Rawalpindi for further investigation.

Pakistani hackers have recently been involved in a cyber war with Indian hackers, after a group from India hacked Pakistan government sites to mark the anniversary of 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. Hackers from both sides continue to target government and private websites in an ‘act of revenge’.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Muhammad Wajid
    Dec 6, 2010 - 5:21PM

    Hacking will become a new profession of 21th century very soon.Try to create jobs for hackers otherwise they will become mysterious and dangerous journalists pleased only by plots in Islamabad.Recommend

  • Dec 6, 2010 - 5:42PM

    Hire him! FIA will be needing hackers.Recommend

  • Asrar Ahmed
    Dec 6, 2010 - 6:47PM


    I always thought that .com domain was for commercial websites?.Recommend

  • kahn
    Dec 6, 2010 - 6:58PM

    Hacker is arrested because he done some thing wrong with the high up.But what about others(robbers,Sugar mafia,and other criminals.?)Recommend

  • Ali Haider
    Dec 6, 2010 - 8:10PM

    FIA has a lot of free time at their hands. eh?Recommend

  • Dec 6, 2010 - 8:34PM

    Asalam O Alikum

    So whats wrong in it if some one hacks ur website you must improve your firewall and security so no one can hack it…
    and as mentioned at the end he also hacked Indian websites to take revenge for Hacking Pakistani web sites… I will say its good and we should be ready for such attacks in future as well as I am a believer that This ” Aman Ki Asha” is crap… They don’t want Peace..

    Pakistan Zindabad!

    Muhammad FarhanUllahRecommend

  • Haris
    Dec 6, 2010 - 8:52PM

    give this man a job!Recommend

  • Mustafa
    Dec 7, 2010 - 12:10AM

    FIA Should hire him!
    He may be required in future…Recommend

  • ifti
    Dec 7, 2010 - 6:14AM

    o cmon let him go or better put him in a place where he can be useful. he has the knowhow. make use of it man.Recommend

  • Asif
    Dec 7, 2010 - 4:22PM

    As FIA Cyber Crimes Wing has arrested the person who is involved in hacking of Pakistani websites, they (FIA Cyber Crimes Wing) would definitely have already equipped with technical I.T experts who would know how to hack and how to trace / track the hackers……. Its better for the Law-enforcing agencies because the most emerging crime in all over the world is CYBER CRIME. May ALLAH help FIA and all the law enforcing agencies to enhance their capabilities to counter the upcoming challenges……………


  • Usman
    Dec 9, 2010 - 7:55PM

    Aslam-o-Alaikum, All i want to say is that our country name has given us identity to be recognized in this globe so we must not attack our own country websites because these are already targeted by those ugly Indians, we must try to secure our cyber boundaries rather misusing our expertise for destruction of our own country assets…

    Long Live PakistanRecommend

  • Faisal
    Dec 11, 2010 - 10:31AM

    Dont Leave him He is Very Big weapon you have. Please Dont Lose him And Give him JOB this is very Good Opportunity for Pakistan..Recommend

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