Cyber Wars Between Pakistan and India



We all are informed of the wars India and Pakistan have fought and the resulted destruction particularly valuable human life. In the recent data age, some battles are not only fought with guns and tanks but also by means of media, web and pen. Due to the fact the advent of Info Technological know-how amid the masses of South Asia in mid 1990s, the rate of cyber wars between Pakistan and India have also been amplified.

Cyberwars between the two nations around the world started off in May perhaps 1998, when India executed its nuclear tests. Soon immediately after India formally introduced the take a look at, a team of Pakistan-dependent hackers named milw0rm broke into the Bhabha Atomic Investigation Centre net web-site and posted anti-India and anti-nuclear messages. The cyberwars ordinarily have been constrained to defacements of each and every others’ web-sites. Defacement is a very low level destruction, in which only the dwelling website page of a web-site is replaced with hacker’s personal website page, ordinarily with some message for the target. These defacements started off in May perhaps 1998 and ongoing throughout Kargil War in 1999 and then throughout that era when the stress between India and Pakistan was at its peak from Dec 2001 to 2002. Thus, the period between 1999 to 2002 was quite crucial, when the troops were fast paced across the LOC exchanging gunshots and the hackers fast paced in defacing web-sites of each and every others.

According to, a net web-site that tracks laptop safety linked developments on the Internet, exhibit that attacks on Indian websites amplified from 4 in 1999 to seventy two in 2000 exactly where as the Pakistani websites were hacked seven occasions in 1999 and 18 occasions in 2000. For the duration of the very first 50 percent of 2001, 150 Indian websites were defaced.

For the duration of Kargil war, the very first Indian web-site reported to be hacked was, proven by the Indian governing administration to give factual data about everyday situations in the Kashmir Valley. The hackers posted photographs showing Indian armed forces forces allegedly killing Kashmiri militants. The photos sported captions like ‘Massacre,’ Torture,’ ‘Extrajudicial execution’ and ‘The agony of crackdown’ and blamed the Indian governing administration for its alleged atrocities in Kashmir. That was adopted by defacement of several Indian governmental web-sites and reciprocal attacks on Pakistani web-sites.

Two prominent Pakistani hacker groups are PHC (Pakistan Hackers Club) and G-Force. The founder of PHC is Dr. Nuker. The US Department of Justice has identified “Doctor Nuker” as Misbah Khan of Karachi. Misbah Khan was concerned in defacement of the formal web-site of AIPAC (American Israel Community Affairs Committee). Doctor Nuker struck back with an interview to a journal Newsbytes exactly where he claimed that the ‘federal grand jury designed a miscalculation in indicting Misbah Khan of Karachi’ and that ‘he merely takes advantage of insecure servers in Pakistan to get on-line anonymously’. Doctor Nuker has been highlighted in intercontinental publications which include Time and Newsweek.

G-Force is dependent in Lahore and it is made up of 8 customers. The two Pakistan Hackers Club and G-Force are expert hackers with a particular goal: to do the job for the trigger of Kashmir and Palestine. It is however to be noticed how their hackings are helping the trigger of Palestine or Kashmir! Pakistan Hackers Club has been all around considering that fairly prolonged and aside from Indian web-site, they have defaced lots of United states and Israeli web-sites which include US Department of Energy’s web-site. G-Force was established in May perhaps 1999 immediately after the nuclear tests and their first focus on was Indian web-sites but immediately after nine/eleven, their concentration has been shifted to US-dependent web-sites. According to, G-Force has effectively defaced 212 web-sites. G-Force’s “achievements” features Countrywide Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency and 3 armed forces web-sites involved with the US Defence Examination and Analysis Qualified Institute.

For the duration of this cyberwar, in December 2000, a news story made waves that claimed that an Indian hacker’s team “Patriotic Indians” has defaced the formal web-site of Pakistani governing administration Later on, it was unveiled that the genuine web-site of Pakistani governing administration is, not and was in fact registered by the alleged hacker himself with phony data.

On the Indian facet, there are a variety of hackers groups that have defaced Pakistani web-sites. Amongst them, the most well-known one is H2O or the Hindustan Hackers Group. Nevertheless, the impartial as very well as Indian analysts acknowledge that at this cyber-entrance, Pakistan has normally been successful this war. There are two most important motives for this. For starters, Pakistani hackers are structured in groups exactly where as most of the Indian hackers are working as solo. Next and the most essential purpose is the religious commitment of the hackers dependent in Pakistan, to do a thing for the trigger of Muslim brothers & sisters in Palestine and Kashmir.

At the governing administration level, both equally the nations around the world are undertaking their greatest to control hacktivism. NIC (Countrywide Informatics Centre) of India and Cybercrime division of FIA (Federal Investigation Authority) in Pakistan are taking important actions to reduce all sorts of cybercrime, which include hacking.

A number of of the Indian web-sites defaced by Pakistani hackers are:

one. Indian Science Congress

2. Countrywide Informatics Centre

three. Videsh Sanchar Nigam Restricted (Condition-run intercontinental voice carrier)

4. External Affairs Mnistry

5. UP governing administration web-site

six. Ministry of Info Technological know-how

seven. Mahindra & Mahindra

eight. Rediff Chat

nine. Asian Age newspaper

ten. Aptech India

eleven. University of Mumbai

twelve. Official web-site of Gujarat Federal government

thirteen. GlaxoWellcome India

fourteen. The Parliament dwelling website page


sixteen. Department of Electronics

seventeen. Engineering Export Promotion Council, Ministry of Commerce

18. Centre for Highly developed Technological know-how

A number of of the Pakistani web-sites defaced by Indian hackers are:

one. The Country (newspaper)

2. Pakistan Television

three. Pakistan Tourism Advancement Company

4. Official web-site of Punjab Federal government

5. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technological know-how

six. Prime lender

seven. Hamdard University

If fighting with our neighbours is in our genes, we can fight by means of the web, media, newspapers and books but enable us not fight with guns and missiles. There may be humiliation if a web-site is defaced but at least no human everyday living is misplaced.

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Resource by Arsalan Jamshed

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