Cyberwarfare is Internet-based conflict involving politically motivated attacks on information and information systems.Cyberwarfare attacks can disable official websites and networks, disrupt or disable essential services, steal or alter classified data, and criple financial systems — among many other possibilities.
Examples of cyberwarfare:
- In 1998, the United States hacked into Serbia’s air defense system to compromise air traffic control and facilitate the bombing of Serbian targets.
- In 2007, in Estonia, a botnet of over a million computers brought down government, business and media websites across the country. The attack was suspected to have originated in Russia, motivated by political tension between the two countries.
- Also in 2007, an unknown foreign party hacked into high tech and military agencies in the United States and downloaded terabytes of information.
- In 2009, a cyber spy network called “GhostNet” accessed confidential information belonging to both governmental and private organizations in over 100 countries around the world. GhostNet was reported to originate in China, although that country denied responsibility.
The most effective protection against cyberwarfare attacks is securing information and networks. Security updates should be applied to all systems — including those that are not considered critical — because any vulnerable system can be co-opted and used to carry out attacks. Measures to mitigate the potential damage of an attack include comprehensive disaster recoveryplanning that includes provisions for extended outages.
Cyber War between India and pakistan is trending now a days.
Two months back, few hackers from Pakistan hacked few Indian websites including government websites. Just after that, a group of Indian hackers named as IHOS [Indian Hackers Online Squad] hacked the Pakistan’s Railway’s website. The matter ended here but, few days back, a statement from Bilawal Bhutto of Pakistan Peoples Party “PPP” regarding Kashmir fueled the abomination in Indian hackers mind and till then, they started hacking websites of Pakistan and CyberWar begins. This time we reported daily a numbers of Pakistan websites got hacked
Indian hackers have also been busy playing with the Pakistani cyber-space . Some of These examples are given below:
Hacked By IHOS
Hacked By IHOS
And Many More…
Talking about members of IHOS, there are more than 37 persons including Bl@Ck Dr@GoN, Haxor T0du, Zukr@in, Spider64, Yamraaj, Moni HBH, Damitri Folk, Code13, Striker ICA, R00t z3r0, SqLi InJeCt0r, R00t.TuSk, ROHIT ROY, Illusion, GRAY CODE, Moni HBH, HALK, Le3to, R00t z3r0, HaXarwOw, COSMO, 404 !-!@!2$!-!@, Root Breaker, N3O, Godhacker, Sri Haxor, 3QU1V0R, Dmostwanted, r00t.hc0n, hun73r_ihos, Rock Shell, Mr.X, XTracK, Kr3k3N, SpiDeR64, Mr.ShaNK and RoXx.
When hackers from IHOS talks to ProfessionalHackers they left a message for Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
What’S up Bilawal Bhutto !
Zukr@in Here !
Your Shitty Kids of Pakistan is Hacking Indian Sites .. !
We Are Silent Is Doesnt meant that we are nothing…!
Your Official Website of Pakistan Army is in my hand @ => I m just a 16 years old boy Zukr@in!
Stop asking kashmir Bilawal.
Other Remember -> www.joinpakarmy.mil.pk/
Pakistan hackers have also hacked few Indian websites. Some of These examples are given below:
The IHOS group has taken responsibility for these cyber-attacks with the words [according to their official Facebook page] ‘STAY TUNED MORE COMING SOON’ which itself confirms that they are going to deface more websites.