Tuesday , March 26 2019

NSG website hacked, defaced with abusive message against PM

Intelligence agencies have exposed that the NSG website was defaced by hackers being supported by Pakistani agencies


New Delhi: The official portal of the country’s elite security force, National Security Guards (NSG), was hacked early Sunday morning deceptively by some Pakistan-affiliated operatives who defaced it by posting some offensive messages against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The hackers also posted some anti-India content on the anti-terror agency’s official NSG website.

Initial investigations by multiple security and intelligence agencies have exposed that the website was defaced by hackers being supported by Pakistani agencies. As soon as the hacking was noticed early Sunday morning, the NSG’s URL, www.nsg.gov.in, was blocked from the Delhi-based headquarters. The hackers, who recognized themselves as “Alone Injector”, had posted abusive comments on the site’s home page. “However initial investigations have discovered involvement of some Pak-supported groups, we have launched a major investigation to get more details and establish the exact identity of the hackers. We have also taken tolerable security measures to secure the websites and data of other security and defence agencies,” a senior intelligence official stated.

The NSG’s portal is maintained from the force’s Delhi headquarters and mainly gives information about the agency, its origin and operations. The National Informatics Centre (NIC) has been informed about the incident and officials stated corrective measures have been started.

The elite commando force has been tangled in important counter-terror operations, like the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, and its Black Cat commandos also afford security cover to some top VIPs. The force was raised in 1984 as a highly specialised unit to deal with terror and piracy activities.

In the meantime, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire on Sunday morning along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir but there was no casualty.

“There was firing by troops from across from 0900 hours along LoC in Poonch sector on Sunday,” an officer stated

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