A group of hackers claiming to have roots in Afghanistan going with the handle of Afghan Cyber Army has hacked and defaced six high profile ministries of government of Pakistan.
Hackers left their deface page along with a message against Pakistan against alleged involvement of Pakistani authorities in recent suicide bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan. The message was expressed in following words:
Pray for all the innocent victims of Kabul attack this is a small answer From All Afghans Remember We are the new generation of Afghanistan and we are not stupid… We do not fear anyone or anything. We are united Alhamdullilah. We fight together, We stand together, We die together, read the whole deface message here.
After analyzing the hack, I’ve found out that targeted sites belong to important ministries under the government of Pakistan such as Ministry of Defence of Pakistan (), Ministry of Interior (), Economic Affairs Division (), Cabinet Division of Pakistan (), National Training Bureau (NTB) (http://www.ntb.gov.pk) and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources of Pakistan ().
Links of all targeted sites along with their zone-h mirrors are available here.
It seems as if this is a start of another cyber war between the hackers of Afghanistan and Pakistan as both countries were previously under massive cyber attack due to similar reasons.
At the time of publishing this article, all websites were still hacked and displaying deface page left by the hackers.