Thanks to THN for reporting this important hack, the official website of India’s state owned BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) bsnl.co.in India was hacked and 250 of its databases were deleted earlier this morning by Anonymous India. 

BSNL is an Indian state-owned telecommunications company headquartered in New Delhi, India. It is the largest provider of fixed telephony and fourth largest mobile telephony provider in India, and is also a provider of broadband services. 

The hacker left a message on the hacked website saying that: 

Hacked by Anonymous India, support Aseem trivedi (cartoonist) and alok dixit on the hunger strike, remove IT Act 66a, databases of all 250 bsnl site has been deleted………….Do not think of BACKUP” with a images of Mr. Aseem while he was arrested by Police.

BSNL telecom server hacked by Anonymous Group against Section 66A of IT Act

 

Anonymous India who goes by the handle on @opindia_revenge on Twitter claimed to breach the server by bypassing all the security set against the website, hacking and leaking the BSNL’s database online on PasteBin.

The database shows that BSNL had absolutely zero security, had used  simple and easy to guess passwords like “p3nib2”, “Password123” , “enquiry999” , “password” , “DelBSi666” , and “vpt123”.

It seems that BSNL will never learn a lesson as it is not the first time when the telecom giant got hacked and humiliated. In past Chinese, Bangladeshis and Pakistanis hackers also hacked and crushed their database. 

Meanwhile, this is the second major attack on top Indian sites by Anonymous India, last month the group carried out successful attack on Indian Information Technology Minister Website.

The leaked database can be found on Pastebin, click here to directly visit the database. 

At the time of publishing this article, the BSNL site was restored and working online. 


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.