Pakistan Cyber Army Hits 437 Chinese Government Web Pages

Hacker “Code Cracker,” a member of the Pakistan Cyber Army, recently defaced hundreds of subdomains for the official site of the Xuchang City People’s Procuratorate, as well as several other Chinese sites.

“All of the hacked websites has been injected with a html file called ‘Crack.html’ that displays the defacement message,” writes E Hacking News’ Sabari Selvan. “The main pages are not affected.”

“Following the hack, the website and its sub-domains were taken offline,” The Express Tribune reports.

“In a similar attack, Indonesian hackers breached the same website in September 2010,” reports. “It faced another attack on November 29. People are using hacking as an effective method to raise their voice in regions where freedom of speech is not as rampant.”

“Earlier this week, 17 Web sites under The People’s Assocation, a Singaporean government entity that promotes racial and social cohesion in the country, were also hacked and defaced by hackers,” notes ValueWalk’s Aman Jain. “In September, Japan’s National Police Association found the country’s Web sites had been hit by cyber attacks, reportedly from China, as both countries quarreled over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea.”

Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman has been a technology journalist for more than 20 years and an eSecurity Planet contributor since 2009.

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