November 29, 2022

Numerous state government websites in India as well as a server used by the federal government were recently hacked by a hacker group from Bangladesh. Zee News has learned that the organisation calling itself “Mysterious Team Bangladesh” (MTB) targeted 500 websites belonging to various ministries and government offices in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, and Tamil Nadu.

The lack of data theft and negative messaging suggests that the hackers were more concerned in making a statement than in doing any real harm. DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) assaults on domains and sub-domains were the method of attack, which was common in previous hacking instances. According to speculation, the action was a retaliation to the Nupur Sharma incident.

One of the hackers was identified as Taskin Ahmed by the Bengaluru-based cyber intelligence company CloudSEK. The remaining members of the gang are young adults (20–25) who are now enrolled in college or have recently graduated and have previously worked as hackers for organisations like “Elite Force 71” and “Bangladesh Cyber Anonymous Team.”

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