Pulwama Aftermath: Pakistan Tried to Hack Over 90 Indian Websites, Failed Miserably
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New Delhi, February 4: After the Pulwama terror Attack in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan cyber hackers tried to attack more than 90 Indian websites. Most of the websites they tried to attack were government said senior officials in the security establishment to Hindustan Times. Although the Pakistani hackers were not able to breach the firewalls and protective measures, the attack forced India to use offensive measures in the cyber domain to counter them. Notably, the location of attackers was traced to Bangladesh. Jammu And Kashmir: Suicide Attack Kills 40 CRPF Jawans in Pulwama, JeM Releases Terrorist Aadil Ahmed’s Photo Who Carried Out Fidayeen Strike.

After the hacking attempts countered, the attackers tried to stroke fake news in order to create "chaos and confusion". For instance, a day after Balakot air strikes, a social media message went viral which alleged sacking of Indian Air Force Western Air Command Chief C Hari Kumar. Even another fake news went viral which claimed that huge casualties to Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. Pulwama Attack: List of 42 CRPF Jawans Who Were on Bus Attacked by JeM in Jammu & Kashmir.

Meanwhile, after the Pulwama suicide attack, there were reports that over 200 Pakistan websites were hacked by Indian hacker named 'Team I Crew' to protest the terrorist which killed 40 CRPF Jawans. Screengrab of some Pakistani websites was circulated in social media with comments like "Dedicated to the martyrs sacrificed their lives in #PulwamaTerrorAttack" and"We will never forget #14/02/2019"

On February 14, a terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber carried out a suicide attack which killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans. It was one of the deadliest attacks in the recent decade. In response, the Indian Air Force carried out pre-emptive air strikes to neutralise JeM training camp in Pakistan's Balakot.