Website of Nepali Embassy in US hacked, left with anti-American content

The official website of embassy of Nepal in Washington was hacked by a group of Moroccan hacker not happy with American invasion of Iraq and what happened afterwards. 

On Sunday 24th May, a group of hackers going with the handle of Moroccan Islamic Union-Mail (MIUM) hacked and defaced the official website of Embassy of Nepal for the United States

The visitors on the site looking for visa information were welcomed with a deface page uploaded by hackers containing a message against the United States and its soldiers who died during Iraq war. 

In an exclusive conversation with hackers, HackRead was told that reason for targeting Nepal embassy site is that due to earthquake Nepal is in the news and it’s right time to deliver out message.

“This way it will be easy for us to deliver our message around the world.”

The deface message was expressed in following words: 

“Iraq is the Cemetery of American … hello to the death that awaits you at the hands of the Mujahideen in Iraq.”

A full preview of the deface page is available below:

website-of-nepali-embassy-in-us-hacked-left-with-anti-american-content

Another exclusive screenshot shows the Google search result for Nepali embassy in US had its site description changed to M I U M (Moroccan Islamic Union-Mail (MIUM).

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Link of targeted website along with its mirror as a proof of hack is available below:

http://www.nepalembassyusa.org
http://zone-h.com/mirror/id/24367414

However, this is not the first time when Nepali embassy for USA website was hacked. In May 2011, the site was hacked by Iranian hackers while in May 2014, the site was hacked by an Arab hacker.

Funny how the site always gets hacked in the month of May.. eh?

Mirror Links of previous hacks are available below: 

http://zone-h.com/mirror/id/14113394
http://zone-h.com/mirror/id/22376846

At the time of publishing this article, the targeted Nepali embassy website was restored.

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.