Kerala government website hacked by Pakistani hackers

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Suspected Pakistani hackers have hacked the official website of the Kerala government, www.keralagov.in.

The hackers posted a picture of India’s National Flag burning on the website along with a message-“Struck By Faisal 1337. Official Website Government of Kerala Hacked! Pakistan Zindabad. We Are Team Pak Cyber Attacker Security is just an illusion”.

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Cyber officials are trying to get the control of the website back. The cyber wing of the state police launched a probe into the hacking that occurred late Saturday night. As of now, the website shows an ‘under maintenance’ message.

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Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told media at his hometown Kottayam on Sunday that the hacking was a “grave issue”.

P.H. Kurian, principal secretary for IT and Industries, said that officials are inspecting the website.

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Three days ago, the website of Chennai Customs was also hacked in a similar manner. The hackers had posted the same image and message on the Chennai Customs website too. Officials are yet to restore it.

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