Bangladeshi hackers breach 20K Indian sites

Summary:Hacker group attacks 20,000 Web sites in retaliation for Bangladeshis killed by India's Border Security Force at countries' shared border, report states.

A Bangladeshi hacker group has claimed credit for hacking into 20,000 Indian Web sites, including that of the Border Security Force (BSF), in retaliation for the alleged atrocities committed by India's border guards.

According to a report by Chinese news site Xinhua on Tuesday, the group's name is called "Bangladesh Black Hat Hackers" and it has been engaged in a "cyber war" with groups in India since last month, which led to some 20,000 Web sites in India being hacked. It said its action was in response to the killings by the BSF personnel along the Indo-Bangladesh border.

"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," wrote one hacker on the hacker group's Facebook page.

No Bangladesh government official was immediately available for comments, according to Xinhua.

India's anti-terror unit National Security Guard was one government agency that had its Web site hacked into last July, which resulted in e-mail accounts of some officers being compromised, according to an earlier report.

Topics: Networking, Apps, Data Management, Security

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