A Bangladeshi hacker group claimed to have hacked 20,000 Indian websites, including that of the Border Security Force (BSF), after the alleged killing of Bangladeshis by Indian border guards. Both, Bangladeshi and Indian hackers have claimed the start of cyber-war via Facebook groups/posts.
The group – Bangladesh Black HAT Hackers – in its Facebook fan page writes,
“India (hackers) hacked our 400 sites (May be less) in total, We hacked 20,000 (100/200 may be less) sites in total since the war started.”
According to Xinhua, the group claimed the BSF website was damaged after being hacked.
Indian hacking group, Indishell, had attacked the websites of five ministries in Bangladesh and that of a trade organization last week. The cyber-war is not only by the group – Bangladesh Black HAT Hackers but also includes two more Bangladeshi hacking group namely Expire Cyber Army and Bangladesh Cyber Army.
A hacker belonging to the Black Hat posted in its Facebook fan page:
“We don’t have any personal issues with Indians. But the brutality of BSF as well as Indian government has forced us to do this,”
Odhikar, a Dhaka-based human rights group, said the BSF has killed 31 Bangladeshis last year.