Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain’s website has been hacked by Bangladeshi hackers — 72 other Pakistani government websites have been hacked as well.

There’s a cyberwar going on between Bangladeshi and Pakistani hackers where high-profile government websites are under attack.

The latest in line is the official website of the President of Pakistan which has been hacked and defaced by a group of Bangladeshi hackers going with the handle of “Blacksmith Hacker’s team” and the hacker behind the hack calls himself “Dark Shadow.”

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Cyberwar between both countries is reaching new heights.

Hacker uploaded a deface page along with a message on the hacked websites, leaving a screenshot of a Facebook post showing Pakistani hackers showing off defacement they conducted on 15th July.

A full preview of the deface page is available below:

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In an exclusive email conversation, one of the hackers from Blacksmith Hacker’s team told HackRead that the reason for targeting Pakistani president website was to send a reply to Pakistani hackers who were behind hacking Bangladeshi government websites.

“Bangladeshi Hacker ‘D@rk sH@d0W’ hacked into one of the main proxy servers of the Pakistan Government, which is being used to manage all the government websites. Once the hacker gained the access to the proxy server, he managed to take down those websites.”

The attack on the websites supposed to be severe as it has been over 2 days the President of Pakistan website is still defaced at the time of writing.

This is not the first time when the hacker targeted Pakistani government website. The hacker is known for hacking both Pakistani and Bangladeshi government websites multiple times in past.

Pakistan is already under a massive cyberwar with Bangladesh, it’s easy to realize that the hack is high-profile and damaging to the Pakistani cyber world.

Let’s see where does it takes the hackers of both sides. The compromised websites have been posted on the Pastebin. At the time of publishing this article, some of the websites were restored while most of the sites were still hacked and displaying deface page left by the hacker.

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

http://www.presidentofpakistan.gov.pk/web/
http://zone-h.com/mirror/id/24604936

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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.