Pakistani group accused of hacking Indian web portal
NEW DELHI: The official web portal of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) was allegedly hacked by a suspected group of Pakistan-based hackers, the Indian media alleged on Monday. According to Indian officials, the website was hacked early Saturday and was still offline. The claimed that the messages, which read ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ and ‘We are team Pak cyber attacker’, were posted on the website. Authorities later took charge and left a message for their visitors’ stating ‘We’ll be back soon. Sorry for the inconvenience but we’re performing some maintenance at the moment”. The portal acts as an official communicator between the country’s Central Board of Direct Taxes and the IT department field offices.