After The Army’s “Surgical Attack”, Now Its Indian Hackers Turn
Several Indian cyber hackers have joined hands to launch a massive attack on Pakistan websites. Cybercrime experts claim that several cyber experts are working on hacking of Pakistani websites to carry out mass defacement attack on their websites. The defacement is an attack on a website that changes the visual appearance of a site or page.
A day after Indian army has carried out surgical attack on Pakistan; the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards said that its research team had cracked the official web gateway of Pakistan, i.e., gov.pk. The cyber experts also stated that they have waited for the command to launch the attack if needed.
The Cyber expert group is also identifying and blocking the social media and websites that operated by Pakistani terrorists like Jamaat-Ud-Dawa (JuD), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and Indian Mujahedeen (IM).
“We are trying to enter into their critical establishments after the Pathankot attack. We got the access to ‘gov.pk’ websites. But we need a command from the Indian government to hack them,” said S. Amar Prasad Reddy, additional director-general, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards.
He also added that “An expert hacker from our organization has entered into Pakistan’s principal database and showed us that the Pakistan’s critical websites are penetrable. ”Cyber expert’s claim that attack from India focused on the government websites.
“We are now insisting everyone to have a State Cyber Security Policy suiting their requirements. We currently have 1,500 cyber security experts, which should increased to 10 lakh to protect critical infrastructure,” he said.
The officials said that its impossible to cyber attack on Indian website gov.in. Because it is highly secured and sophisticated honeypot computer security mechanism. However, there are many other government websites with this domain that are unprotected.
The technical head of National Defence Research Centre, Arulselvar Thomas has announced. That they are developing a new Mobile Application Security Test (MAST) mobile app, which keeps the phone free from bugs and safe.
He said, “In the next eight months, we will roll out a series of testing tools in the open source that can used by the public or even the service providers to make sure all the apps are bug-free.”