Whether it’s cricket ground or battle-ground, things always heat up when the two sides are India and Pakistan. Off late, they’ve found a new frontier to battle, the cyber-ground. Both the nations have been in the state of unofficial cyber-warfare since 2010 and it doesn’t seem to end any time soon.
Yesterday, a Pakistani hacker by the name of Faisal Afzal (Faizal 1337) defaced Kerala government’s website kerala.gov.in. The hacked website displayed a burning Indian flag along with the message, ‘Pakistan Zindabad’. Outraged by this, Indian hacktivist groups, collectively known as Anonymous India, decided to launch a payback operation named #OpPAKPayback. Through this operation they hacked, defaced and DDoSed over fifty Pakistani websites. A classic tit for tat.
As per the message displayed on defaced Pakistani websites, Anonymous India seems to include following hacktivist groups:
- Hell Shield Hackers
- Team Hind Hackers
- Mallu Cyber Soldiers
Uday Mittal (OSCP, Associate CISSP, DCPP) is the founder of Yaksas CSC. He has over 4 years of experience in dealing with various issues related to cyber security. He is actively working towards educating people on cyber security risks and steps to mitigate them. He’s also a member of (ISC)2, ISACA and DSCI.