India targets Balochistan on digital front by hacking culture related website

03:40 PM | 17 Aug, 2018
India targets Balochistan on digital front by hacking culture related website
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QUETTA - In another cyber assault from across the border, the website of Balochistan culture was hacked by a group of techies from India, on Friday.

The portal (balochistanculture.gov.pk) dedicated for the promotion of Balochistan's culture was apparently hacked by a user who left his signature on the space as Dutchm@n.

'We are Indian Cyber Hero's,' wrote the hacker in colors reflective of the Indian flag.

The hackers also wrote Happy Independence Day and Jaihaind on the portal besides posting an Indian flag.

This is not the first time, Indian cyber gurus have targeted the website related to Pakistan as multiple attempts have been made in past as well.

In 2016, Indian hackers had defaced the portal of the Canteen Stores Department (CSD) of Pakistan, an entity run by the Ministry of Defense.

The following year, a group of Indian hackers allegedly hacked the website of Lahore district government as well as the website of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (RTI) Commission.

Pakistani hackers had also taken control of  India's prestigious National Security Guard (NSG) web portal.

The website 'nsg.gov.in' had been inaccessible for several hours with the message stating:

“This site can’t be reached nsg.gov.in refused to connect. Search Google for nsg gov”.

The alleged Pakistani hackers not only defaced the website but also posted a picture depicting Indian aggression in the region of Kashmir.

The hackers also mocked India for its defeat in 1965 war with Pakistan and urged India to fear Pakistan’s spy agency ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence).

The cyber assault on a website related to Balochistan is of prominence as India had been carrying out subversive activities on ground as well and apparently it is trying to take control of digital space.