December 8, 2011 Pakistani news website www.dawn.com was hacked by Indian hacker group Indishell. Indishell also published some secret database information including username and password from the website. However there is no information given by Indishell on their website regarding this attack. Some months ago, Indishell also hacked popular Pakistani website www.songs.pk.
LuCkY hacked Dawn.com
The defaced content is removed from the website but during the announcement the website’s hacked archive page was still accessible. ‘Indishell – LuCkY’ also posted some patriotic message on the hacked page.
- Hacked Website: http://dawn.com
- Defaced Page: http://archives.dawn.com
- IP Address: 18.104.22.168
- ISP: ZEN NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES LTD
- Hacked Content Management System: WordPress
Message Posted by Indishell:
Mr. Dawn your gone
Your shit got hacked by – LuCky
Mod_security At High Level, 56 alexa in Pakistan , 3,500 worldwide , Pakistan’s biggest news portal. Dedicated server , 24/7 support, VIP information , Honey pots. But Still Failed To Keep Me out of your b0x.
Nothing Personal, Just wanted to check if am still the same and EPIC y0u got owned,” states the hacker on the defaced page.
Finally to all fu***** Pakie Groups, You Wont get Kashmir by Hacking Sites lol, Kashmir is ours will be ours.. so take your scum ass away (: from our space content your ass kicker at Stranger@inbox.com
Even Google showed hacked page in its search Results:
Responses from Pakistani Media:
Dawn.com, Pakistan’s premier newspaper’s, website got hacked few hours ago, when an Indian hacker group namely ‘IndiShell’ successfully penetrated into one of it’s section and defaced it.
Pakistan news website Dawn was hacked early Friday morning. However, it was restored in a matter of hours.None found.