Hackers of Bangladesh, Indonesia engage in cyber-war
Hundreds of websites in Bangladesh and Indonesia were attacked and brought down after a cyber-war erupted between hackers of the two countries, said a London-based online tech publication.
It was unclear which side started the cyber-war and when.
A group called Bangladesh Grey Hat Hackers claimed to have hacked around 900 Indonesian sites, said the July 30 report of The Register. On the group's Facebook page, a hacker under the name “Rotating Rotor” wrote an open letter to Indonesia that day.
“You guys only knew that we are defacing your countries sites. We are forced to do so with your hacking teams, who wanted war with us several times before.”
The group claimed that five Indonesian groups carried out small-scale cyber attacks in recent months despite repeated calls for peace, provoking a full-scale retaliation.
“We are getting thousands of requests from many Indonesian's to stop the attack...We had decided to stop. But Indonesian hackers defaced our sites again.
“Right now we are just only defacing. If your hackers don't stop we are going to inject malware and viruses to all of your e-commerce sites and destroy your e-commerce system,” said the hacker.
Indonesian hackers also released a list of the Bangladeshi sites they have attacked in turn, which include religious courts and government websites, said the report.