The official website of terrorist organization Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (http://www.umarmedia.com/) has been targeted and successfully taken down by famous Indian hacker Godzilla.

Godzilla hacker who has been in the news for targeting high-profile websites, including the official website of Pakistan army; took down the TTP’s website earlier today.

Google Cache shows the official website of Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan
Google Cache shows the official website of Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan 

It has been observed that the same website was mentioned as a reference in several graphical Youtube videos uploaded by Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan.

When I asked hacker about the method of taking down the TTP’s website, Godzilla replied that: 

  • This website was hosted on a shared server, we found several security flaws and crushed down the website.

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan TTP (“Taliban Movement of Pakistan”), is an umbrella organization of various militant groups, banned by the government of Pakistan and listed as a terrorist organization. 

The potent propaganda arm of the TTP is ‘Umar media’, the media production wing of the banned group which regularly releases videos, including on attacks they have carried out, on various websites linked with jihadi organizations.

Godzilla is the same hacker who had hacked and defaced two official websites of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s political wing ‘Jamat ul Dawa’ organization on the 5th anniversary of 2008′s Mumbai attacks.

At the time of publishing this article, the TTP’s website was down and displaying an error message.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.