Suspected Pakistani hackers took over and defaced the website of Rajasthan’s anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Sunday morning, officials said.
The hackers posted several messages and cartoons on the homepage of the website, claiming that India had lost the Kargil and other wars against Pakistan and the Indian army always left behind bodies of its soldiers.
A cartoon showing what appeared to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his hands and legs in plaster casts, too was posted on the ACB website. The hackers also posted clippings from newspapers.
A few hours later, however, the ACB website was blocked and re-routed to the home page of the Rajasthan State Agricultural Marketing Board.
“A message on the website being hacked was circulated on WhatsApp. Our officers contacted RajComp (the government agency which manages the website) and they removed the objectionable messages. The technical staff of RajComp is trying to locate the source. If facts warrant, my IT cell will file a complaint with the local police,” special director general of police (ACB) Navdeep Singh said.
On Saturday an anonymous group from India, who called themselves 'Hell Shield Hackers', defaced 100 Pakistani websites as a "tribute to Indian jawans" on the occasion of Independence Day.
The Indian hackers also posted a message in all the websites asking Pakistani citizens to "be prepared for a full day of website attacks".
One of the Indian hackers said it was revenge for the defacing of many Indian websites by Pakistani hackers on August 14 to mark Pakistan’s Independence Day.