There is a buzz recently about hackers attack on the oil and gas authorities’ portals of both India and Pakistan by the rival hacker groups.
India’s HMGT Andhra Hackers group attacked the site of OGDCL rendering it totally useless for many hours. After a couple of days, Pakistan Cyber Army returned the favor with attacking the portal of Indian oil and gas authority.
Hacking was pretty common among the Indian and Pakistanis before 1998 and also during and after the Kargil conflict but since then, these type of attacks saw a major decline. However, the general opinion of the people, as I recently read on one portal, was to encourage this useless exercise. Commenters were happy that we have settled the score with our ‘enemy’ but they forgot the fact that this futile exercise leads to nowhere. Both Pakistanis and Indians have to understand this point. There is one silver lining though, the ratio of hackers has declined in both the countries and we only see minor episodes like this once or twice a year.