Pakistani hackers hit Indian railway website

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The official website of Eastern Railway, part of the state-owned Indian railway network, was struck by an SQL Injection attack earlier this week by a hacking gang believed to be based in Pakistan.

According to reports, the www.easternrailway.gov.in website was defaced with messages such as “Cyber war has been declared on Indian cyberspace by Whackerz-Pakistan”, “Indians hit hard by Zaid Hamid” and “You are hacked”.

A further message was displayed claiming that the website had been hacked as a response to an alleged violation of Pakistan’s air space by India earlier this month.

Officials at Eastern Railway claim that the website hack was achieved through an SQL injection attack, similar to the others that we see everyday…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.