[email protected] [email protected]”claims to be the one behind the hacking and defacement of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) website earlier this month. [email protected] [email protected], the Indian hacker who says he is only 16 years old, pulled off one of the major hacking attacks in the massive cross-border website defacement activity earlier this month that saw over a dozen Indian and Pakistani websites hacked. On the defaced PPP website home page, he had left an email [email protected] [email protected] told TOI in an email exchange that he and a group of hackers work in tandem to hack and deface websites, mostly as a means of self expression
“Statements of foolish politicians drive me to hack and deface these sites — it’s the way we express our thoughts. I think Indian cops shouldn’t have a problem if I hack Pakistani sites. Me and my team (sic) — Indian Hacker’s Online Squad — never hack Indian sites,” says the teenager, who did not divulge his real name. He also didn’t reply to TOI’s follow-up mail for more personal details.
The news of a hacking or defacement activity is often quickly circulated through Facebook groups. In the recent attacks and counter attacks that took place in the Indo-Pak cyberspace by hackers from both sides of the border, the targets were varied. They included, among others, websites of Indian actor Mohanlal, singer Sonu Nigam, the Pakistan electricity board, a Lahore university institute, the Press Club of India.
“Government websites are not secure enough. The government should get their websites’ security tested and patched to prevent hacking,” says the student hacker, offering his and his team’s services to the Centre for free