India's Gov't Websites Still Exploitable Despite Successful Cyber Attacks

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Cyber crime experts in India are warning about the security flaws of many government websites, claiming the recent cyber attacks by Pakistani hackers have spurred little action in terms of enhanced cybersecurity.

“Websites like that of Income Tax of India has loopholes and it can be hacked easily,” cyber crime expert Sunny Vaghela told “We have already informed them but they have not patched it yet. Same is the case with the Indian Air Force.”

Others, however, have implemented more security on their website; the Central Bureau of Investigation’s academy and cyber cell Mumbai immediately upgraded their cyber defenses following the recent web assaults, Vaghela said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Cyber Army has decided to stop the attacks against the Indian websites, hoping its counterpart in India will reciprocate, according to MiD-DAY.

PCA has said it hacked one of the government website in retaliation of Indian hackers defacing dozens of Pakistani websites. In response to PCA’s ceasefire offer, Indian Cyber Army said the objective of cyber attacking Pakistani websites was purely to honor those who died in the Nov. 26, 2008, Mumbai attacks.

“Since our objective was limited to 26/11, we are also putting an end to this cyber attack session,” said a message posted by Indian Cyber Army. “We still own many servers of Pakistan and are prepared to respond to any further attacks from PCA or any other Pakistani hacker group. We are not the right guys to mess around with. Jai Hind!”

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