The website of Indian High Commission in Dhaka has been hacked by unknown ‘Bangladeshi hacktivist’. It could not be confirmed when the site was skewed. However, the hacking is unlikely to hamper visa processing since the mission has a separate website for it.
A message on the site, http://www.hcidhaka.org/PRDetails.php?id=139, read: "This Mother Fu**er site is been Hacked. Hacked by Bangladeshi Hacker…"
In almost last three years, 117 government websites have been hacked by various groups, parliament was informed on Wednesday.
"As per the information tracked and reported to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team a total of 90,119,252 and 117 government websites were hacked in the year 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 (till June) by various hacker groups," Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
Another message apparently revealed what prompted the hacking—the aborted Teesta water-sharing deal that Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh was supposed to sign during his recent Dhaka visit.
It said: "September 8, 2011 Hacked by Bangladeshi Hacker This site has been hacked by Bangladeshi hacker…..
India,Stop boarder killing. We are human, not bird. Its your responsibility to be friendly to Bangladesh. It said: And Listen MAMATA, if you would have some common sense then you would not want to give us 25 % water.Come Bangladesh and visit the rivers. Currently peoples are harvesting paddy in the river. Rivers are becoming dead day by day because of your Policies.
We want to be your friend. Its your decision if you want to be our friend. Proud to be Bangladeshi…."
The much-hyped pact had to be stalled after West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, a key ally of the ruling Congress, raised objections.
Manmohan on Wednesday also lamented the failure in his speech at the Dhaka University saying that it was ‘unfortunate’. The Indian High Commission later shut the site, and the message read: "The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later."
A week before Manmohan’s official visit, the website of Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi was hacked on Aug 29 by a little known group which calls itself "Co-Cain Warriors".