Karnataka police website 'hacked' by Pakistani hackers

The official website of the Karnataka police department was hacked on Friday, allegedly by Pakistani hackers.


The official website of the Karnataka police department was hacked on Friday, allegedly by Pakistani hackers, who pasted a Pakistani flag on the home page, causing embarrassment to the state government.

"Our cyber security engineers, however, restored the web site after removing the tampered home page and rectifying the glitch within minutes after detecting the hacking," a police official said on the condition of anonymity.

The hacker, claiming to be Faisal 1337 from Team Pak Cyberattacker, posted a Pakistani flag on the home page with a message below it, which read "Pwned! Hacked, shame on your security!"

"An inquiry has been ordered into hacking and investigation is underway to track the IP address of the hackers, who claimed to be operating from Pakistan," the official added.

A report last month pointed out that as many as 8,056 incidents of website hacking were reported in the first three months of 2016. Citing information reported to and tracked by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the report revealed these cyber security incidents included 28,481, 32,323, 27,205 and 8,056 website hacking incidents during 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (till March), respectively.

With inputs from IANS

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