New Delhi: In a symbolic ‘pay back’ for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack a group of Indian hackers, calling themselves Black Hats have unleashed a cyber-war against Pakistan by owning over ten domains and hacking a high profile Pakistani government website on Thursday, the seventh anniversary of the terror attack.
According to a core member of the Mallu Cyber Soldiers, who identified himself as Ind_c0d3r, the attack that began in the wee hours of Thursday was led by ‘team Indian Black Hats’.
The same team was in cyberspace from 2011 to 2013 under the name Indian Cyber Devils, and comprised hackers from across the country. The team had revived itself from January 2015, according to Ind_c0d3r.
The website that the Indian Black Hats hacked went by the url www.csd.gov.pk, while a variety of domains as well were owned by the Black Hats.
The “attack” was launched as a tribute to the martyrs of 26/11, he added.
The Mallu Cyber Soldiers, incidentally, had earlier hacked several Pakistani government websites in retaliation to an attack by Pakistani hackers on the Kerala government’s website in September apart from mounting a cyberwar of sorts against websites that allegedly were part of online prostitution rackets.