Pakistan Cyber Army declares war on Chinese, Bangladeshi sites
Hacktivists go on web defacement spree
Hacktivists claiming to hail from the Pakistan Cyber Army have defaced over 400 Chinese government web sites and also hit in excess of 20 Bangladeshi government sites.
A hacker known as ‘Code Cracker’ is claiming responsibility for the attack on the official web site of Xuchang City People’s Procuratorate and a whopping 436 sub-domains, according to HackRead.
The domains were posted to hackers’ favourite Pastebin and all now appear to have been taken offline, however there does not appear to have been any explicit message left for the local government aside from a generic Pakistan Cyber Army logo and the words “hello admin”.
This isn’t the first time the local government of the Henan province city has been hit by cyber attack.
Back in September 2010 an Indonesian hacker known as Hmei7 apparently defaced the Procuratorate site and as recently as last month DevilzSec successfully did the same.
Coincidentally, or perhaps not, Xuchang City was the headquarters of Black Hawk Safety Net, an infamous hacking group closed down by police in February 2010 after the Google Operation Aurora revelations.
The Pakistan Cyber Army left a slightly longer message at the weekend when it hacked and defaced 26 Bangladeshi government sites including that of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which remains offline.
According to local news site BDnews24, the message read as follows:
You have been hacked! This is a PayBack From Pakistan Cyber Army. This is not a game you kidz, Don't play with fire. If you lamers wont stop fucking around with our Cyber Space, we will make your Cyber Space Hell.
The Pakistan Cyber Army are among the more prolific hacktivist groups from the region, with India targets a particular favourite, although in 2011 it managed to breach Acer’s site and pinch data from 40,000 customers. ®
@tonysmith RE:"China and Pakistan are very close as are the people "
I am sure that Pakistan values its relationship to China such that this would not have been anything that one would describe as "officially sponsored" and indeed there is as you point out a pretty cordial relationship between to two populations. However, Pakistan does have its own wealthy middle and upper/middle class with their spoiled brats just like in the West. That section of Pakistani "yoof" are heavily influenced in their use of English by both the British educational influence and the influence of American English. The style that some have referred to could well have come from a group youngsters from Islamabad or wherever within Pakistan. Though of course it could equally well be a bunch of "kiddie-hackers" from any part of the English speaking Western world on the basis of the same "textual analysis". :)
Re: @foo_bar_baz (was: @jake)
"Doesn't it positively scream "I'm a bored kiddie, living in my mummy's basement, without a care in the world, using proxies to stir up shit!!!1!111!!!!one!!!111eleven!""
Not really... you know there are teenagers in Pakinstan too - I'm guessing not all of them are living in poverty or aged by the ravages of some war either. *rolls eyes*
What you're claiming without any evidence or suggestion from the original is that all these hackers must be teenage american kids living in suburbia... I say american because of your use of "mom" and the living in the basement cliche from your original post.
Interesting how as I get older
the rest of the world acts more and more like children.