Seven Indian Embassy websites have been hacked by a group of hackers claiming to be from Pakistan with pro-Pakistan Army slogans on Wednesday, according to The New Indian Express.
Missions in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Bucharest, Romania, as well as Dushanbe, Tajikistan and South Africa’s Pretoria, were also defaced by the hackers referring to themselves as “Romantic” and “Intruder”.
The text defacing the sites of Dushanbe, Ankara, and Athens read brief, jarring phrases such as “Don’t Be Panic”, “We Rock and U Shock”, “Pakistan Zindabad”, and “Feel the Power of Pakistan”.
The following sites have been hacked:
- Embassy of India in Ankara, Turkey
- Embassy of India in Athens ,Greece
- Embassy of India in Mexico
- Consulate General of India, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Embassy of India in Bucharest , Romania
- Embassy of India Dushanbe , Tajikistan
- High Commission of India, Pretoria, South Africa
In February, the official web portal of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) was allegedly hacked by a suspected group of Pakistan-based hackers.
According to officials, the website which belonged to India’s Income Tax department was hacked early Saturday and still remains offline.
Authorities later took charge and left a message for their visitors, stating, “We’ll be back soon! Sorry for the inconvenience but we’re performing some maintenance at the moment.”
Separately, in May 2015, Indian music streaming website Gaana.com was hacked by a netizen who goes by the name Mak Man. It was later discovered that the hacker belonged to Pakistan, and is based in Lahore.