First time in the history of Bharat-Pak disputes and wars, a spontaneous cyber attack from Bharateeya techies has devastated Pakistan’s highly confidential government websites. Bharat’s boys’ finger tip bombardments were befitting retaliation to the Pak-sponsored hacking of Kerala Government’s website.
First time in the history of Bharat-Pak disputes and wars, a spontaneous cyber attack from Bharateeya techies has devastated Pakistan’s highly confidential government websites. Bharat’s boys’ finger tip bombardments were befitting retaliation to the Pak-sponsored hacking of Kerala Government’s websites past midnight of September 27. The boys also posted the image of a burning Pak flag.
Bharat’s boys, self styled as ‘Mallu Cyber Soldiers’ (Mallu is the short name for Malayalis in hi-tec terminology), hacked into several Pak Government websites and gave a tough warning to the pro-Pakistan hackers to “stay away from Indian cyber space”. The sites crashed by Indian boys include www.pakistan.gov.pk, www.president.gov.pk and www.cabinet.gov.pk. Some reports suggest that Bharateeya boys hacked about 193 Pak sites. No doubt, all Bharateeya take pride in the swift and smart tit for tat. It proved once again that we are a nation of patriots with spotless nationalism. They reiterated our resolution that ‘when country needs, we are there’. The boys did not need any instruction or order. It was their marrow-deep and consistent love for their motherland which made them do what their compatriots expected.
Pak cyber ultras had hacked www.kerala.gov.in, the official web site of Kerala Government. As a result, the authorities stopped the operations by 8 AM on September 27. The hacker called himself Faisal. He claimed that he is the member of a group called Pak Cyber Attackers. He posted the image of a burning Bharateeya national flag. He also left messages like “Pakistan Zindabad”, “We are Team Pak Cyber Attackers” and “Security is just an illusion”.
Experts opined that site has been hacked using the technology called SQL Injection. It is also found out that the hacker’s personal address has been registered in Britain. Kerala state’s IT Mission is trying to find out which IP address the hacker used. Government website is hosted by the State Data Centre. Authorities have started the ‘security audit’ to trace the loop hole the hackers utilised. It is decided not to make the site operational before they (loop holes) are plugged.
It is reported that the sites hosted by C-Dit (Centre for Development of Imaging Technology), the State Government’s prestigious institution, are being attacked frequently. A few months back, several government sites including those of Kochi Metro were hacked. Reports suggested that hacking recurs because the security lapses are not corrected when they are found.
There are unconfirmed reports that Mallu Cyber Soldiers had hacked Pakistan websites in October 2014 as a retaliation after Malayalam matinee idol and mega star Mohanlal's website was hacked by Pakistan’s so-called Cyber Warriors; the hackers had posted several “Free Kashmir slogans” and warned Bharateeya Army about their activities in the Kashmir Valley. In retaliation, the ‘Mallu Cyber Soldiers’ had reportedly hacked several official Pakistani websites like National University of Modern Languages, Lahore campus (NUML) and Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO).
—T Satisan, Kerala