18 Pakistani govt websites hacked
20 October, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Eighteen major Pakistani government websites have been hacked by Pak Mad hunters, and following this cyber attack all websites were taken offline.
Media reports said hackers have sent a message on website which states, "All the corrupt and traitor ministers pawned. Message delivered to Pakistan government".
List of targeted institutions includes the Establishment Division (ead.gov.pk), Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (ophrd.gov.pk), Cabinet Secretariat (cabinet.gov.pk), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources (mpnr.gov.pk), Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan (kana.gov.pk) and the Ministry of Climate Change Division (mocc.gov.pk).
Other hacked sites are of the Ministry of Defence (mod.gov.pk), Ministry of Defence Production (modp.gov.pk), Federal Ombudsman – Wafaqi Mohtasib (mohtasib.gov.pk), the Workers' Welfare Fund (wwf.gov.pk), Ministry of Water and Power (mowp.gov.pk) and the Ministry of Ports and Shipping (mops.gov.pk).
The website of the Ministry of Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education (moptt.gov.pk), National Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Network (nheprn.gov.pk), Ministry of Railways (railways.gov.pk), Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (mopa.gov.pk) and the Ministry of National Harmony (monh.gov.pk) have also been hacked.
Judging by the messages posted by the hackers on Facebook, the websites were defaced for several hours.
Earlier this month, the same hackers targeted a couple of websites belonging to Indian telecommunications companies, namely BSNK and Hathaway.