The official website of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has been hacked on Tuesday and SC taking notice of hacking has ordered to probe into the matter.
This is the second time when the SC website has been hacked during one year. The website was also hacked in last September. The hacker has left objectionable messages on the website and told that the data of the website is still intact and no harm has been done to it. It is only the index file that has been replaced with the hacker’s message.
Hacker defacing the official website of Supreme Court has inserted derogatory and objectionable remarks against the apex court and Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry after gaining access to the website (www.supremecourt.gov.pk
The court has taken notice of the hacking and initiated probe into the incident.
Official of the apex court noticed that the website was compromised around 08:00am, but believed that the hacker may have gained access earlier at night.
According to the network administrator at the Court, programmers were trying to restore the website back to normal, adding that
Web pages are hosted on the government-owned National Telecommunications Corporation (NTC) servers, and managed by their technical staff. Our programmers are working to resolve the issue, ”he said.
The network administrator said that the court’s website only contains general information pertaining to judges’ profiles, the court’s annual reports and cause lists. The possibility of sensitive data being compromised did not exist, he added.
The hacker claimed that he had tempered with the web pages to get the attention of the chief justice, adding that the basic aim behind the hacking the site is to divert attention of CJ toward poor people of the country and corruption. CJP should play his role against corruption and injustice of the society.
Among other things, he had asked the chief justice to order Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block access to all pornographic content on the internet.
The group also claimed to have hacked the FIA and PTA’s servers in the past.