Pakistani Hackers Hack 10 Edu Websites Which Includes IIT Delhi, AMU, IIT Varanasi, DU & More
Pakistani hackers have again unleashed a reign of terror, by triggering cyber war with India. In a daring attempt, Pakistani hackers called “Pakistan Haxors Crew” or PHC hacked 10 websites of major educational institutions in India, which included prestigious names such as IIT Delhi, IIT Varanasi, Aligarh Muslim University, Delhi University and others.
These websites have been restored as of now, but yesterday, these were showcasing pro-Pakistan and anti-India messages. Several times in the day, the websites were restored, and then again hacked, as Pakistani hackers targeted the databases and servers, and imposed their messages for more than 10 hours.
The other educational institutions whose website was hacked included:
University of Kota; Army Institute of Management and Technology, Greater Noida; Defence Institute of Advanced Technology; Army Institute of Management, Kolkata; National Aerospace Laboratories and Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS).
Here is a screenshot of message posted on IIT-Delhi website when it was hacked.
Vengeance via Website Hack?
IIT Delhi and IIT Varanasi websites were hacked at 9 AM on Tuesday, as the hackers posted a message: “Nothing deleted or stolen. Just here to deliver my message to Indians.”
In some hacked websites, this message was posted: “Greetings Government of India, and the people of India. :) Do you know what your so-called heroes (soldiers) are doing in Kashmir? Do you know they are killing many innocent people in Kashmir?”
While in some hacked websites, PHC claimed that the hacking was done in retaliation to Pakistani Railways website hack by Indian hackers.
DU registrar Tarun Das said, “The website was inaccessible from outside the campus for some time due to some problems in the domain name. Servers were pointing incorrectly to another site. The problem was detected and immediately rectified by contacting ERNET, which has provided the domain name for University of Delhi,”
IIT Delhi professor Sanjeev Sanghi said, “ERNET DNS (domain name service) server for the IIT Delhi website was targeted because of which IIT Delhi’s website was showing those pro-Pakistan messages..” He assured that no data was lost in this hacking.
Why India Is Soft on Hackers?
We had questioned safety and security of Govt. websites, when in February this year, website of Home Ministry of India was allegedly hacked, but as per official statements, the website was only down for maintenance, and was not hacked.
In 2015, it was found that Chinese hackers have been spying on us, via digital mode, since 2005.
Last year, a hacker’s group from Netherlands had hacked 7 websites of Indian embassies from South Africa, Libya, Italy, Switzerland, Malawi, Mali, Romania , and had exposed the data.
As per Norton, cybercrime has a price, which every Indian pays, directly or indirectly. Their research said that in 2016, 113 million Indians paid Rs 16,000 each, due to cybercrime incidents.
Another thing to note: In 2015, when Pakistani hackers had defaced Kerala Govt. website, then in retaliation, Indian hackers had hacked and defaced 250 Pakistani website. Will such hardcore retaliation happen again?
We will keep you updated.