Category Archives: Hacktivism

Recent hack attacks that are aimed at a political message or are politically motivated.

CBI website hacked by ‘Pakistani Cyber Army’

According to the website: hindustantimes.com, the website for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) cbi.gov.in, was defaced by a group calling themselves ‘Pakistani Cyber Army’. CBI is connected to the world police organization called Interpol.

Anyone visiting that page was redirected to another page claiming the defacement was in response to Pakistani websites being hacked by a group calling themselves, ‘Indian Cyber Army’.

In addition to the CBI website, the Pakistani Cyber Army also claims to have hacked 270 other websites.

What’s also interesting is that the Pakistani Cyber Army has a Facebook page and a few of the websites we visited in researching this, international news sites, were infected as well, but apparently not from the Pakistani Cyber Army.

This is what’s referred to as ‘hacktivism’ or hacking for a group of activists.

However, keep in mind that while it was simply a defacement, imagine if they had setup some type of ‘drive-by’ download. All the people visiting a trusted .gov.in site would have been infected, or at least been subjected to an infection attempt.

Website security is no longer an option.

Let’s be careful out there, huh?