15th August turned out to be pretty unlucky to more than 100 government, corporate and education websites in India. The cyber war against Indian organisations was started by a Pakistani hackers group, ZCompany Hacking Crew.
ZHC hacked the said websites on India and Pakistan Independence Day by posting a warning message. The announcement was linked to current political situation in India and was addressed to “Indian people who don’t know what their government hides”. It continued to describing the meaning of Indian Independence Day and “wrong-doings” in Kashmir.
“Everyday people are not being humiliated but killed as well. Fake encounters and rape is the order of the day in Kashmir. Kashmiris have protested time and again against Indian occupation and many people were killed mostly teenagers. When media tried to show it, they were banned (e.g. PRESS TV), people were arrested for even protesting on Facebook and still India claims to be the largest democracy in the world.”
The hack attack took place as part of an ongoing cyber war between India and Pakistan and is believed to be biggest one in ZHC’s hacking history.
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