A Pakistani hacker named Faisal Afzal on Thursday hacked the official website of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur India that was launched just a day before by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch the technological culture in India by the project of Digital India.
According to The Times of India, a Pakistani hacker hacked the official website of NIT and displayed a warning “Hacked Pak Cyber Attackers”. Hacker also put the slogan at the bottom “Pakistan Zindabad”. However, hacker claimed that “nothing harmed just defaced and deleted some vulnerable files, we are Muslim hackers, and we hack for cause, not for fun: contact us.”
The experts of NIT had immediately shout down the website and after sometime on air it after repairing and removing the malfunctioning due to virus. The cyber cell of the institute was not aware of the hacking until they got the message from Faisal Afzal that he had hacked the official site of NIT, Raipur, said by Mohit Sahu a cyber-security expert.
Talking to the media, Mohit Sahu further said, “Though the site has been recovered but the danger still looms as the loophole hasn’t been repaired. The hacker still has the ‘buzz’ and he can hack whenever he want to again. Buzz is an open source content management system mostly used by amateur users and they are in millions. Once it gets leaked or decoded, anyone can hack the sites.”
In last two months, two mega sites of India have been hacked by Pakistani hackers. First it was gaana.com and second was the website of local government of Chhattisgarh www.enviscecb.org.