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Respond massively to attack on ECP website
 
 
Waseem Abbasi
Saturday, April 06, 2013
From Print Edition
 
 

 

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani cyber fighters on Friday retaliated massively and hacked over a thousand Indian websites in response to an Indian attack on the website of the Pakistan’s Election Commission.

 

Pakistani hackers calling themselves “True Cyber Army” defaced 1,059 websites of Indian election bodies which are now showing Election Commission of Pakistan’s web page.The hacked websites include http://www.nmcelection.org/, http://www.mcgmelection.org/. The hackers warned to launch more attacks on Indian websites if their rivals continued their campaign against Pakistani websites.

 

“If Indian Hackers did not stop attacking Pakistani websites, we have right to fight for the integrity of our homeland,” True Cyber Army said in an email message to The News.Last Friday the website of ECP was shut down after an attack by an Indian hacker who identified himself as NIGh7 F0x. The hacker defaced the homepage of ECP website and later compromised its availability.

 

The attack on ECP website came at a time when the P he commission shifted its website on another server to avert the crisis but still some ECP website users are complaining about difficulty in accessing some of the contents.

 

However, according to a spokesman of ECP all important election related data is secure and the website has started functioning normally for last few days. The Commission has already started uploading the nomination papers of candidates contesting in May 11 polls. Pakistani election body is busy in preparing for the general elections to be held on 11th May 2013.