BSNL Website Hacked by Pakistani Hacker

BSNL just can’t get enough of the negative lime-light. It has not even been two months since we reported BSNL getting compromised, and here we are again. A self-proclaimed Pakistani hacker has defaced a public BSNL page. Last time, we revealed a serious security flaw in an internal application at BSNL called Dotsoft, and funnily enough, the vulnerability still exists.
Apparently, Dotsoft became a hot topic with ethical hackers earlier in 2009, here is a clear proof-of-concept hack attempt aimed at Dotsoft. Though, this time, the situation is even worse. Today, a sub-directory on the BSNL website was hacked by a Pakistani hacker. The hacker, who calls himself ‘KhantastiC haX0r’, placed an index.html file on the sub-directory to prove that he has write-access to the web server.   He has also stated he has copied and removed all logs of the intrusion, as well as copied the databases — possibly being held for ransom? The defaced site is available at and doesn’t seem to affect any other pages within the same sub-directory, like


It is worth mentioning that although ‘Khantastic haXor’ claims to have connections with the PCA, he was actually thrown out of the PCA according to online reports. The situation was so bad that his personal details were exposed by a rival online ‘crew’. They went so far as to include personal photographs of the person in question. In any fashion, KhantastiC haX0r doesn’t seem to take his online anonymity very serious, as his Google+ account features pictures in high detail.

BSNL seriously needs to strengthen itself against attacks like these, with over 90 million subscribers, it’s a wonder they’ve managed to stave off theft of credit cards, passwords and other internal databases. It would seem like this is an online turf-war and BSNL was simply caught in the middle, perhaps their state ties can help them with building a more robust and secure network.

This makes for a good Diwali gift for BSNL from Pakistan.

7.4 Earthquake Hits Pakistan and India – Twitter Updates Report It First

A huge earthquake of 7.4 magnitude has hit Pakistan, Dubai and India. However, the updates about the Earthquake were first reported on . There has been a steady stream of Earthquake updates from my friends who reside in Pakistan, Dubai and Delhi, where the Earthquake was felt heavily.

Right now reports of the Earthquake suggest that there have been no damages done yet. If you are following or want to follow the updates on the Earthquake, you can do so by visit or using Real Time updates from Google at this page.

Rest aside, apart from killing celebrities, Twitter is also hugely successful as a source for real news too.

BBC News has picked up on the news you can check it here.

Here is the exact location of the quake in Pakistan – thanks @amit_banerjee

Updates to follow…

Pakistan Cyber Army PCA Offers Cease Fire Over Hacking Indian Websites

A few days back, the Pakistan Cyber Army PCA hacked the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) for India’s website. The hack was done in order to retaliate against the hacking of over 35 government websites by the Indian Cyber Army.

In a statement sent to us, the PCA has said that they have stopped their plans of mass defacing several important Indian GOV websites and are offering a one-sided cease fire to this affair. You can read the entire media statement below.

WHO We Are

Pakistan Cyber Army (Real PCA is a Reality) would like to say thank you for all of the people across the globe and specially from Pakistan who are
behind our team . We would like to clarify that Pakistan cyber army do not have any forum, website, face book page or orkut community.  We are the team who are born for the retaliation purpose only we do not have any hatred or offensive thinking against anyone person, group or country. Pakistan Cyber Army only defaced websites when the situations becomes out of control and Indians kids try to defame Pakistan’s cyber security.

What We did

We defaced Oil & Natural Gas Corporation India in November 2008, Indian railway and other websites just to answer the attack on Pakistani websites. Pakistan Cyber Army is not involved in any defacement after that. The website of Vijay Mallyawas hacked by some kids and tries to pose that they are the real one. In our earlier statement on media we clarify that we are not associated with any websites forums or page.

What we always do

We are always watching and having eye on the things happening around Pakistan cyber security. Mean while a bunch of kids from India form a group who were inspired what we did and our name and they form Indian Cyber Army. The kids’ battle was going on between Fake PCA & ICA for almost a year.

What and Why We hacked CBI

When ICA defaced our 36 important Government websites we were unable to stop ourselves to retaliate again. CBI website was hacked and defaced in response and later the server was rooted. "It is to be noted that not a single file from the CBI server or a single record database has been deleted."

Plan of Mass Defacement Canceled

We had the plans to mass deface the Indian important Indian GOV sites but we canceled the plan. We never hack sites for the fame but in retaliation and we at PCA think that it’s enough to show our capability by hacking one of many important websites.

One Sided Cease Fire

We Pakistan Cyber Army are doing one sided cease fire from our side. We hope that the common sense prevail on the other side of the border as well. Website defacement won’t take us anywhere. Website defacement is just like kids playing with color guns :) and we are no more kids.

What Authorities should Do

We at PCA really appreciate the efforts of Pakistani authorities that recently they successfully arrest hackers who hacked into Pakistani Supreme
Court and president of Pakistan’s websites.  CBI should arrest guys on their side of border as well to stop these kiddies from playing around and hacking for fun.

What Young Guns Should Do

As always we would like to advise the young guns on both sides of the border to concentrate on their studies. Try to test out their hacking skills on Virtual machines (Lab environment) and be a part of your countries security administration.

Last Words

We would like to thank all of the people across the globe and specially Pakistanis who follow and appreciate us but sorry we have no email address, website or forum to respond to your wishes.  Pakistan Cyber Army is awakening as always. We are going to be sleeping once again but nobody should ever consider us dead. We are for Pakistan & Pakistan is for us. Always consider us in your prayers. Pakistan Zindabad.

So what do you think about this statement, should the Indian Cyber Army also stop defacing sites across the border now?

CBI Website Down After Being Hacked by PCA

Earlier today, the CBI website was hacked by Pakistani Cyber Army in retaliation against the hack by Indian Cyber Army on 35 Pakistani government websites. However, it looks like the CBI website is currently not functioning and has been taken down.


The Pakistani Cyber Army had intimated us through email about the CBI website being hacked along with 270 other smaller Indian websites. The CBI website was the only government website to be hacked and there were no other causalities.

It is not clear whether the CBI website was taken down intentionally or whether their servers had issues because of the heavy traffic they got because of the CBI website being hacked news.

We will keep you updated on how things progresses so stay tuned for it.

Pakistanis Hack Indian CBI Government Site

Barely a week after the Indian Cyber Army hacked 35 Pakistani Government sites, the Pakistani Cyber Army has hit back by hacking the CBI site of Indian Government at

India CBI Website Hacked

The CBI is the Central Bureau of Investigations for India and is one of the biggest crime investigation organization in the country. This hack is definitely a slap in the face for Indians. The Pakistan Cyber Army has left a message saying that this attack was a response to the “Indian Cyber Army”. It is a known fact that the Indian and Pakistani governments are at loggerheads, but this is taking the war to digital levels now.

The message left on the CBI site is as follows:

Oooopssss! WTF? CBI? Cyber Crime? Hacked? hahaha funny aint it! :P

This attempt is in response to the pakistani websites hacked by Indian Cyber Army’. We told you before too ..we are sleeping but not dead..remember PCA(pakistan cyber army)!..back off kids or we will smoke your d00rs off like we did before..lets see what you investigating agency so called CBI can do for you or for us! haha…one more attempt from your side..we got your every website lying around here like its our local server! we would like to say to your 31337 hackers and your 31337 NIC team..go and read some more books guys are seriously bunch of script_kiddies! know nothing rite r00t access to NTC server? wtf..mass about something like this..a planned attack! haha..btw we got r00t to your NIC too :P ..your filtering sucks..have fun! and DO NOT DISTURB..we got better things to do.. :D ..stop complaining about pakistani websites your own ass first..thats what intelligent people do!…tata :D

A message by Pakistan Cyber Army

Pakistan Zindabad!

Update: In addition to the CBI website, the PCA has hacked an additional 270 websites, the whole list is available here None of them look like important though, am going through the list to see who else has been hacked.

Update 2: Some political websites also seem to be the target of the attack, one of them is the Bharatvanshi Janta Party

Hackers from Pakistan Hack into Indian Telecom Giant BSNL Official Website

India took a big blow today as a group of hackers from Pakistan hacked into the official website of BSNL. BSNL is the largest telecom provider in India and this hack has been carried out by a group that likes to call itself the “Urdu Hackers”.

The attackers have claimed that they have been able to download private data from the website database as well. This has compromised BSNL users and has compromised the government as well as BSNL is also the government’s official telecom provider.

The video can be seen here:

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Pakistan to Ban Google, Yahoo, MSN, Hotmail, YouTube, Bing and Amazon

Pakistan has been banning sites right and left, first they started out by Banning Facebook, then YouTube  and later Twitter too. In a more recent incident a petition was filed to get a Death Warrant for Mark Zuckersberg, the founder of .


Now, there are reports that a Lahore High Court bench has ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to immediately block some very popular websites which include Google, Yahoo, MSN, Hotmail, , Bing and Amazon for publishing and promoting sacrilegious and blasphemous material.

The petition was filed by an individual who claimed that these websites were publishing sacrilegious material. However, the PTA officials have denied receiving any court orders to block these websites.

Nevertheless, considering how Facebook was blocked by Pakistan, this ban may also take effect shortly, leaving millions of Pakistanis without email and search for some time. Once again the thought that "If you cannot control the internet, ban it" is seriously not the right way to do things.


Pakistan Unblocks Facebook After One Day of Bangladesh Blocking it

It was just yesterday that Bangladesh blocked Facebook following Pakistan’s move, which came a few weeks ago. This was followed by a couple of arrests and anti-Facebook protests demanding the site be  blocked in Bangladesh.

Today, Pakistan has unblocked Facebook and it is accessible all throughout Pakistan once again. There are two things that arise from here.

Firstly, Facebook has promised Pakistan and the world that no religiously offensive material will be found accessible from Pakistan on Facebook anymore. Now, to what extent can people really trust Facebook after it took it’s user’s privacy on a roller coaster ride. Seriously speaking, for a website which does not care about its users worldwide, I do not see it holding its end of the deal for only a section of its users. Sooner or later some controversial content is going to creep into Facebook again and it will have some technical jargons to throw at us as the reason for the mishap.

Secondly, in the wake of this situation, a new version of Facebook for Muslims worldwide,  Millat Facebook was created which gained popularity. Though, Millat Facebook seriously lacks the features of Facebook and its user’s base. Now that Facebook has made amendments, Muslims worldwide have options to use either Millat Facebook or stick to Facebook itself.

This can either prove as a heavy loss for Facebook or a total failure for Millat Facebook. Only time will tell which of these websites appeals more to Muslims. Facebook sure has a lesson to learn from this and needs to bring in more checks on what is going up on its pages and how it is being served in different parts of the world.

Pakistanis Launch Muslim Facebook Called Millat Facebook

The Pakistani Facebook controversy over the Draw A Mohammad Day page has taken a new twist with some Pakistani developers launching a new site to rival . The site called Millat Facebook ( and is created to cater to 1.57 billion Muslims around the world.

The about page of the site says this about Millatfacebook:

Millatfacebook is Pakistan’s very own, first social networking site. A site for Muslims by Muslims where sweet people of other religions are also welcome!!

The site goes on to tell how Facebook has not been listening to complaints and how it is making almost 50% of revenue from Muslim Facebook users.

Earlier this month a Pakistan court had banned access to Facebook due to the Draw A Mohammad Day page, the ban in question will remain in effect till May 31, 2010.

The Millatfacebook or MFB developers are working to add more features to the site to make it similar to those of Facebook. There are several similar features right now including Wall, Friends and more.

As per reports the site already has over 4,300 users in the page few days, most of them are Pakistanis. This number may grow further considering that Pakistani Facebook users are on the lookout to catch up with their Facebook friends and aren’t able to do so.

Don’t expect the same Facebook experience on MFB yet, it still has a long way to match the standards of Facebook, this is also reflected by several current users of the site.


Pakistan Lifts YouTube Ban Partially

Last week the Pakistan government had banned YouTube because of its "growing sacrilegious content". However, according to new reports from Associated Press, the government has now decided to lift the ban on , albeit, partially.

The Pakistan government will continue to block videos which are offensive to Muslims, while allow other YouTube video to continue being viewed.

According to AP, the government seemed to move in that direction Wednesday by deciding it would restore access to YouTube but continue to block videos "displaying profane or sacrilegious material," said Najibullah Malik, the secretary at Pakistan’s information technology ministry.

However, there was no news on when the Government would lift the ban on , which was the root cause of the ban due to controversial caricatures of Prophet Mohammad. There were also reports that Twitter was banned in Pakistan.

Pakistan’s neighbor India also reportedly banned the "Everybody draw Mohammed Day" Facebook page. There were reports that the ban on Facebook and maybe may remain in effect till May 31st, however, there are no concrete reports to prove that claim yet.

Are you able to access YouTube or Twitter is Pakistan now, or is it still blocked?