Indian Minister’s Website Hacked, files Complaint against Pakistani Hackers

 In a report posted in TimesOfIndia the website of India’s Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar was hacked few days ago by a Pakistani hacker. A complaint was being filed on Wednesday to the Cyber Crime Cell inBangalore by Squadm Technologies Private Ltd., the company that is the developer and administrator of the Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar’s website.

Link of hacked website which has been restored now http://jagadishshettar.com/.

The Hacking group by the name of Skywalkers accepted the responsibility and claimed to be from Pakistan posted a quote of Nelson Mandela : “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” “I am a Pakistani! Free Kashmir!… 

Praveen Kumar M., managing director, Squadm Technologies, said the site was hacked using a Pakistani IP address on September 14.

“The home page was redirected and some messages were posted in Urdu. I could only read the words ‘free Kashmir’ and ‘the voice of black hat hackers’ which were in English. The hackers, however, could not tamper with the content, however the website was taken back and restored within the 15 minutes of the attack”. He said.

According to the spokesman at BJP IT cell said cyber police is not investigating the cyber-attack “The problem was fixed and the offensive material was removed within two hours. Experts are on the job to prevent further attacks.”

The website was launched three years ago when Mr. Shettar was Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj.

Jagadish Shivappa Shettar is the Chief Minister of Karnataka state in India. He is a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Earlier, he was the Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly during 2008-2009

[Via TimesOfIndia]

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