‘Bangladeshi hackers' take down Pakistan Jamaat website
“We Hack to Protect Bangladesh,” was the message left by hackers on the official website of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan on Tuesday, reports Pakistan-based The Express Tribune.
The official website of the religio-political party was allegedly hacked by Bangladesh hackers on Tuesday, warning the party to stop interfering in the internal affairs of their country.
Besides mocking the Jamaat by posting funny pictures and cartoons on the web page, the hackers also left the following message:
“Hello Pakistan Jammat.. !! Got hacked again? One more time take wish from CyBER 71. don’t be scared.. You must have heard about us on server administrator, News paper, Tv channel headlines, blogs, online news media, blah blah..”
The messaged further reads, “Msg: We r giving the warning not to interfere in our internal facts.. Dont force us to come back again,” adding that, “Its not a request, Its warning.”
When contacted, Jamaat Secretary Information Sajjad Abbasi confirmed that the site had been hacked and that they were trying to restore it soon.
The Jamaat has staged protests in Pakistan and held funeral prayers in absentia over the execution of senior Jamaat Bangladesh members.
Abbasi added that the website contained information about the party’s activities throughout the country and its agenda, adding that the website also carries Jamaat’s history, achievements and directions for party workers.
“We have expert computer engineers who will restore it within no time,” he claimed. However, the site was inaccessible hours after the hacking.
Jamaat spokesperson Dr Fareed Paracha claimed that the ‘Indian lobby’ was active behind such activities and that the people of Bangladesh love the party and supports their cause.
“Sheikh Haseena Wajid’s government in connivance with Indian lobby is behind such steps,” he said.