Saturday, November 29, 2008

Andhra police department's website hacked by Pakistani group - - 26 Nov 08

Hyderabad, Nov 26: The website of Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Andhra Pradesh police was Wednesday hacked by a group of hackers that claimed to be from Pakistan.

Exposing flaws in the cyber security of a key department, a group called itself Zombie_KSA defaced the website and pasted offensive messages.

It claimed that its action was in response to the hacking of website of Pakistan's Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) by an Indian group HMG.

"You guys hacked Paki OGRA website. Don't hack small Paki sites," said the message.

The group also claimed to have hacked the websites of a leading Indian bank and a television channel.

The hackers also tampered with the information about 10 most wanted criminals, which included some suspected terrorists. The site could not be restored till late in the evening.

The police clarified that CID had not lost any secret information. "It was all open information about crime and criminals. We have not lost any secret information," said A. K. Khan, additional director general of police (law and order).

The police have ordered an inquiry as to how the hackers could break into the website. They were in touch with a private firm, which hosts the CID website.

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