New Delhi: A day after news emerged of hackers laying siege to several of Delhi’s top bureaucrats comes another shocker. In a major breach in cyber security, a group claiming to be supporters of Pakistan has hacked into the websites of seven Indian embassies and left an image alongside a message.
The hackers, who say they are “intruder” and “romantic”, have posted messages saying, "Embassy of India in Dushanbe, Tajikistan Has Been OWNED… Hey Indian Government, Do not Mess With Us Pakistan Army Zindabad Aata Majhi Satakli ? Do not Be Panic… We Rock And U Shock… Salute To Pakistan Army ! Pakistan Zindabad! Feel The Power of Pakistan (sic)".
The websites hacked include the Embassy of India in Ankara, Turkey; Embassy of India in Athens, Greece; Embassy of India to Mexico; Consulate General of India, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Embassy of India in Bucharest , Romania; Embassy of India Dushanbe, Tajikstan and High Commission of India, Pretoria, South Africa.
The development comes close on the heels of cyber security company Kaspersky Labs informing that Chinese cyber espionage group Danti had hacked the computers of top-ranking bureaucrats in Delhi and elsewhere raising concerns over crucial information having possibly slipped.
The Department of Electronics and Information Technology officials admitted that it was a "big" cyber-attack.
According to media reports, the attack was targeted at a few computers in the Union Cabinet Secretariat, and had been stopped.