Indian hackers launch massive cyber attack on Pakistan govt’s network

Indian hackers launch massive cyber attack on Pakistan govt’s network
A cyber attack had begun between hackers from Pakistan and India almost 10 days after the Uri attack that claimed the lives of 19 jawans.
Experts in India claim that a hacker, who goes by the name Vuppala Dhani, has infected Pakistan government’s networks and has taken control over hundreds of computers. (Representational image)

NEW DELHI: In wake of the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army, destroying ‘terror’ infrastructure in Pakistan, Indian hackers have carried out a massive cyber attack on Pakistan government’s network and claimed to have locked its data using a software called ‘Ransomeware’.

Experts in India claim that a hacker, who goes by the name Vuppala Dhani, has infected Pakistan government’s networks and has taken control over hundreds of computers. Using a malicious programme, he had made the data on the network inaccessible for users.

A cyber attack had begun between hackers from Pakistan and India almost 10 days after the Uri attack that claimed the lives of 19 jawans.

Several social media accounts from Pakistan and PoK too have come under the scanner of central security agencies, post Uri attack. Experts claim that Indian hackers attacked Pakistan’s network only after 7,000 Indian websites were hacked by Pakistani techies post the surgical strike by the Indian Army.

According to reports, a group of hackers called ‘Pakistan Haxors Crew’ had claimed that defaced 7,051 Indian websites. The websites targeted include the official website of National Green Tribunal and Bihar State Electronics Develo-pment Corporation.

To avenge this, Indian hackers locked the computers of their counterparts in Pakistan. “In order to free their locked data, techies from Pakistan offered to pay Indian hackers in Bitcoins but the “patriotic” Indian hackers refused to surrender the decryption key needed to unlock the data,” a black hat hacker told this newspaper.

There have been many cases of Pakistani hackers targeting data of commercial establishments and companies and holding the data ransom until the companies pay up, usually in the form of Bitcoins. Many Indian hackers have said that they are ready to launch a massive cyber attack on Pakistan’s cyber space.

 

Source by deccanchronicle…

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