Once again we tell you, the internet is not safe from the malicious hackers!! This time it’s a Pakistan based cyber group that has been messy! A hacker from this group has meddled into about 13 Goa Government web sites in the last few days, claims a government official.
The Pakistan hacking episode
The government spokesman said that several of the Goa Government websites have been defaced by a malicious member belonging to a cyber group based in Pakistan.
The official admitted that an id H4x0r HuSsy was used to access the Government website. This has been the second time that the state government websites have been targeted in a span of a few years.
The Government spokesperson said "Websites belonging to 13 government departments are down. They had been hacked into and defaced, but we have pulled them completely down now.”
Very soon an action will be taken and a complaint will be lodges at the cyber cell of the Goan Police. The main sites that have been targeted are Goa Tourism, Captain of Ports, Fire Services, and NRI Commission of Goa.
A little while back in the month of May , the hackers based in Pakistan had hacked defaced Rajasthan Public Service Commission site. The hackers had gone to the news section and it was found out that 2 links of “Pakistan Zindabad” has been posted online. The cyber experts had been summoned and the site had been restored for accessing. These are the same hackers who had fiddled into the State Information and Publicity Department website and splashed the slogans denouncing India and praising Pakistan on India’s homepage.
National Cyber Security Policy 2013
Surprisingly the Government is readying itself for unveiling the National Cyber Security Policy 2013. This policy reassures Indian users from the Government and business genre, that they can explore a robust and safe cyberspace.
Kapil Sibal Minister of Communications and IT had stated his viewpoint about this “...policy is a framework document and it gives you a broad outline of what our vision is...the real task or the challenge is the operationalisation of this policy.”
He further stated "...air defence system, power infrastructure, nuclear plants, telecommunications system will all have to be protected to ensure there is no disruption of the kind that will destabilise the economy...instability in cyber space means economic instability no nation can afford economic instability, therefore it is essential not just to have a policy but to operationalise it."
The present hacking episode was an irony as the Pakistani hacker managed to deface several Goa Government websites. The CERT-in reports, that till October 2012, more than 14,000 websites have been hacked.