Pakistani hackers reportedly deface Rajasthan Public Service Commission site

The website was restored soon after the cyber experts were called in. Pakistan-based hackers are being suspected behind the defacement.

Published Date
06 - May - 2013
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06 - May - 2013
Pakistani hackers reportedly deface Rajasthan Public Service Comm...

Pakistan-based hackers reportedly defaced the official website of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC). The hackers targeted the news section where two links of “Pakistan Zindabad” were posted. The online application section of the site was also defaced and wasn't showing properly. However, the site was soon restored after cyber experts were called in.

Times of India in its report quotes a senior officer with RPSC as saying: "The only thing which can give us relief is that the main server on the data base is intact and the hackers could not hack it.”

The RPSC has reported the incident to IT department of the Central government and is planning to file a case under IT Act.

It's learnt the Commission has three websites associated with each other, having an online application page, information and main data page

"We found that the online and information page was hacked on Saturday morning," K K Pathak, secretary of RPSC is quoted as saying.

"It is difficult to find out who hacked this portal. We have removed the disturbing links and changed the password. We also put the websites on surveillance and have reported to the IT ministry," added Pathak.

It's not the first time a government website has fallen victim to hackers. Earlier this year, hackers allegedly managed to compromise the computers of highly-sensitive Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and gained access to critical information.

According to figures released by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), cybercriminals had hacked 14,000 websites till October 2012, which was a massive 57 percent high from 2009.

Source: Times of India