Friday, November 28, 2008

Ongoing Indian-Pakistani Cyber Attacks

Underneath the current terrorist attacks in Mumbai, a string of cyber attacks between Indian and Pakistani groups has been simmering for the last few weeks. At this point, the intrusions do not seem related to the ongoing physical attacks, however, with the potential for tensions between the two countries to intensify, cyber attacks will almost certainly increase as well.
"The cyber warfare began in mid-November when an Indian group of hackers known as HMG or "Guards of Hindustan" defaced the website of Pakistan's Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority and deleted all its data."

"Apparently acting in retaliation, a group calling itself the Pakistan Cyber Army (PCA) yesterday [25-Nov-2008] hacked five Indian websites, including those of ONGC, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Indian Railways and the Kendriya Vidyalaya in Ratlam."

Indian, Pak hackers deface govt websites

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