Days after the hack attack on Ministry of Defence website, the official website of the Supreme Court of India has also been taken down by perpetrators. Earlier today, the website of the apex court was defaced. A Brazilian hack team is suspected to be behind the attack.
On the website, supremecourtofindia.nic.in, displayed an image of a leaf, and read “hackeado por HighTech Brazil HacTeam,” News18 reports. At the time of writing the website is not accessible. It appears to have pulled down in order to control further damage to the website.
It is unclear if the hacking was carried out with a motive. Defacing of the MoD website, which was carried out allegedly by Chinese hackers, is being investigated upon. It remains to be ascertained if the hacking are any way linked to each other.
The attack on the Supreme Court website, however, arrives at a time when the apex court dismissed all petitions demanding probe into the death of Justice Loya in Nagpur.
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This is not the first time when government websites have been taken down by hackers. In March, it was reported that over 22,000 Indian websites, including 114 government portals were hacked in the period between April 2017 and January 2018. Minister of State for Electronics and IT K J Alphons had said that all the new government websites and applications are to be audited with respect to cybersecurity prior to their hosting along with audit on a regular basis after hosting.