As a tribute to Pathankot terror attack martyr, National Security Guard (NSG) officer Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan Kumar, a group of Indian hackers have attacked a host of Pakistani websites on Wednesday, 6 January.
The Indian Black Hats hacker group has attacked more than six websites, and it is being dedicated to the officer's two-year-old daughter Vismaya. "We hacked some Pakistan websites and domains as a tribute to the bravehearts who were killed in the Pathankot attack on Sunday, and we have dedicated it to Lt Col Niranjan Kumar's little daughter Vismaya," a hacker named Ind_C0d3r told IBTimes India.
The hacked websites include www.csd.gov.pk, www.pakistanbarcouncil.org, www.mona.gov.pk, www.fotile.pk, www.maslamsons.com, www.cpakgulf.org, and www.solp.pk and have the picture of Vismaya with the message that reads:
This Attack is dedicated for VismayA, the daughter of NSG Commando Lt Col Niranjan!! A Big Salute from team IBH To the familys of brave soldiers who lost their life in Pathankot Attack!! A Small Tribute to those Brave Soldiers who Laid their Precious Life for our Country and our People!!
RIP Brave Souls of Pathankot !! We Are Proud Of You Guys !! Bharat Maata Ki Jai !! Vande Matharam !!
Don't Expect Anything from us.. !!
With F**K FrOm: Ind_Cod3r & L!u M!nyu
However, the hackers haven't deleted the contents of the websites as it is not a cyber war, and they call it a tribute to the martyrs of the attack. "We haven't deleted the contents of the websites, but have just uploaded our message on their domains, as the intention is to give Pakistan a warning," Ind_Cod3r added.
Indian Black Hats (IBH) is a team of hackers with members from all over India. It started in 2011 with the name Indian Cyber Devils. It was in 2014 that they changed their name to IBH. In November 2014, IBH was in news after attacking 10 Pakistani websites and other domains as a tribute to the martyrs of the Mumbai terror attacks, which took place on 26 November, 2008.
Check out the full list of hacked websites:
2: CSD - Pakistan Government caring store.
3: Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies
4: FOTILE Kitchen Appliances
5: SOLP Institute of Modern Languages
6: Pakistan Bar Council