Trai website hacked after it releases over 1 million email IDs; Anonymous India claims responsibility

Indian regulator Trai's official website has been hacked just hours after it released over 1 million email ids of users who wrote to them supporting Net Neutrality. Hacking group AnonOpsIndia has taken responsibility for bringing the site down.

Indian regulator Trai's official website has been hacked just hours after it released over 1 million email IDs of users who wrote to them in support of Net Neutrality. Hacking group Anonymous has taken responsibility for the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack and bringing the site down.

We were unable to access the official Trai website nor access any of the responses which were put up on the site. In a series of tweets, the hacker group made comments on how their motive is to fight for the freedom of Internet in India.

When a user asked about this move, the group replied back saying that it was, "preventing spammers from accessing those Email IDs posted by #TRAI publicly."

Earlier today, Trai had released the list of email IDs from which it received responses regarding Net Neutrality. This move received a great amount of flak from the public and at the same time, threatened the privacy of millions of internet users in India. As the number of comments was huge, Trai had divided the comments under three categories namely comments from service providers, comments from service providers associations and comments from other stakeholders.

Some Twitter users seemed happy with this move and tweeted in support of Anonymous.

But there were others who also questioned Anonymous India's intent behind the attack, going so far as to call this act immature.

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