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Hackers deface India’s premier investigating agency’s website

posted 4 Dec 2010, 06:41 by Mpelembe

Hackers post pro-Pakistan message on India's Central Bureau of Investigation's website; former home minister decries the act.

NEW DELHI, INDIA (DECEMBER 04, 2010) ANI - Hackers defaced India's premier investigating agency's website and posted pro-Pakistan slogans on Saturday (November 4).

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said in a handout that it has come to their notice that the website was defaced in the intervening night of third and fourth December.

The hackers identified themselves as "Pakistani Cyber Army".

A message, from the self-styled 'Pakistani Cyber Army' has been posted on the home page of the website, warning the 'Indian Cyber Army' not to attack their websites.

The hackers also posted a pro-Pakistan message, 'Pakistan Zindabad' (Long live Pakistan).

Former federal Home (interior) minister Prakash Jaiswal told reporters in northern Kanpur that the hacking was in bad taste, adding that he hoped there would not be any adverse fallout.

"Though it will not have any affect on investigation but yes this website should not have been hacked. I believe that Home (Interior) ministry will strictly investigate the matter and people who have done this will also be punished and make sure that will not be any adverse fallout," Jaiswal said.

The CBI has registered a case under the cyber laws.

The CBI said in its handout that efforts were on to restore the website at the earliest.