Days after the Pulwama terror attack on a CRPF convoy by Pakistan-based and supported Jaish-e-Mohammed, several Pakistan websites have reported to have been hacked. Reports said this was alleged to be a handiwork of hackers from India.
Most of these sites have been defaced by a group calling itself Team I Crew. with a message flashing on the screen: “We will never forget #14/02/2019.” Another message on the screen reads: “Our heartfelt condolences ti the families of CRPF jawans who sacrificed their lives in #PulwamaTerrorAttack.”
The hackers also said the act was “dedicated to the martyrs” who “sacrificed their lives in #PulwamaTerrorAttack”.
Nearly 20 Pakistan websites were found to have been hacked. According to reports, this is one of biggest cyber attacks alleged to have been launched by Indian hackers on Pakistan.
At the time of writing, a couple of websites were still showing the defaced home page. While some had been restored, others did not open displaying an error message.
On Sunday, Pakistan news website Dawn reported that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website was attacked by hackers on Saturday.
Ministry spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said complaints were received from various countries reporting that the website was inaccessible there.
Quoting “sources within the ministry”, the report said the attacks were “believed to be of Indian origin”.
The cyber attack appears to have come in retaliation to the February 14 terror attack in Kashmir when an explosives-laden SUV rammed into a convoy of CRPF personnel in Pulwama. More than 40 CRPF troopers were martyred. Hours later, Jaish-e-Mohammed took responsibility for the attack.
List of some of the Pakistan websites hacked by ‘Team I Crew’