Nearly 40 Pakistani government websites were cyber attacked Tuesday by a group of hackers calling itself the “Indian Cyber Army,” The Express Tribune reports.
The websites were hosted on a single server, which allowed the hackers to take over multiple sites simultaneously, according to an email sent by the hackers. The hackers defaced several of the websites, displaying messages such as “Indian Cyber Army owns you. Rest in peace, the heroes of 26/11 who laid their precious lives for the country … because of some Pakistanis, whole of Pakistan is being given bad words.”
Nov. 26, 2008 marks the date when more than 10 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks occurred across Mumbai by Islamic terrorists from Pakistan. The attacks began Nov. 26, 2008, and lasted three days, killing at least 163 people, according to The New York Times.
Along with the written messages on the websites was an image of U.S. soldiers raising a flag on Iwo Jima, with the flag transformed into the Indian national flag. Background music also played a “highly patriotic Indian song,” according to two of the hackers involved, Jackh4x0r and LuCkY, who spoke to Hacker Regiment.
The two hackers also said this particular attack was to convey a message to the Pakistanis “on opposing the terror route being followed by their nation to disturb neighbours.”
“And 26/11 was the ideal time for conveying this message when our brave soldiers laid their precious life for the country people,” Jackh4x0r said.