Following the hacking of Indian home ministry’s website by Pakistani hackers yesterday, Indian hackers struck back by taking control of Lahore’s District Government’s website and defacing it.
Lahore Government’s website, www.lahore.gop.pk, was defaced by Indian hackers who claim to be taking revenge against Pakistani hackers for hacking Indian websites.
Snapshot of the website following the Indian hack:
It is not yet known that what vulnerability was exploited by these Indian hackers. However, it seems that the website may have had a redirection bug which was noticed and exploited by these hackers.
At the time of writing this, Pakistani authorities have taken taken the control and have restored the website.
It seems that rising tensions between the two countries has sparked another wave of cyber warfare between Pakistani and Indian hackers yet again.