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Indian feds' site besmirched in tit-for-tat Pak hack attack

'Cyber Armies' clash, befoul gov sites

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Pakistani hackers have responded to attacks by their Indian counterparts by defacing the website of India's federal crime investigation bureau over the weekend.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) website was pulled offline for rebuilding following an assault by a group calling itself the Pakistani Cyber Army on Friday.

The group warned that mass defacement attacks against Indian websites would follow in the event of attacks by Indian hackers against Pakistani sites, The Times of India reports.

The Pakistani attacks come as a reprisal against a hack attack on 35 Pakistani Government websites early last week. Sites including those run by the Pakistan Navy, the National Accountability Bureau, and the ministries of foreign affairs, education and finance were all hit in the assault.

All of the affected websites reportedly ran on the same server.

A crew called the Indian Cyber Army carried out the mass attack, which it claimed was a cyber-protest about the Mumbai terrorist attacks of November 2008 which left 175 dead. ®

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