Microsoft India's retail website was down on Monday after an apparent hack, with a purportedly Chinese group called Evil Shadow Team posting doctored screenshots that seemed to be of partially obscured customers' usernames and passwords.
India's National Informatics Center (NIC) said nine official government Web sites were recently defaced, and disclosed that its servers, which host these sites, face unquantifiable amount of hacking attempts daily.
According to a report by the Times of India on Thursday, the affected Web sites belonged to the Power Ministry, as well as government sites of Maharashtra, Kerala, and Uttarakhand, among others. The attacks was said to have taken place "in the recent past" but no exact dates were given, it noted.
He set the wheels of social network filtering in India in motion, which subsequently kickstarted one of the most important, headline grabbing court cases in recent times, and now, he faced an attack. A petitioner, an Islamic scholar, Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi can be better referred to as the man who took Facebook, Google, YouTube, Yahoo!, among others to court, for having allegedly permitted their users to post objectionable content on their sites, threatening the peace and harmony in the country.
After the first four "real'' battlefields of land, air, sea and now increasingly space, India needs to get very serious about the virtual front as well. The country should begin planning a full-fledged military cyber command, instead of the current piecemeal and disjointed steps to bolster cyber-security, grappling as it already is with incessant online espionage and other attacks from China, Pakistan and others.
An Indian hacking group responsible for leaking Symantec source code claim to be in possession of a database of login credentials for US Government agencies.
Accounts, seen and reported by infosec island, included 68 username and password sets acquired after the group claimed to have hacked the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and the National Informatics Centre. The agencies did not comment when asked to respond to the claims.