Rights row site hacked

Ranchi, Jul 13: The website of Jharkhand State Human Rights Commission has been hacked and a pages defaced with anti-government messages, and nonetheless experts trust a confidence crack might have happened on or around Jul 4, no one in a elect had any thought until today.

The impulse a website ( www.jshrc.in) is opened, a window pops adult with a summary headlined, “Hacked by Mr. H1DD3N”. The content that follows is targeted during a government, including a Prime Minister, and condemns a “killing” of minorities and “beef-eaters”.

The “About” add-on of a website opens adult another summary that reads, “hacked by vizt3r: p”, while a “Contacts” add-on opens adult to “hacked by SID GIFARI”.

The hacker/hackers sealed off on a well-behaved note though. “Sorry for my actions. This is only a doctrine for we to make your website some-more secure. Fix a opening immediately…”

Vineet Kumar, a Ranchi cyber expert, pronounced “SID GIFARI” or “vzt3r” were common names, like chatter handles, used by unknown hackers. “It is probable a hackers might have used substitute servers routing it by Japan. Going by a history, a website seems to have been hacked on Jul 4,” pronounced Kumar, who was in Delhi, though got his bureau in a state collateral to investigate a breach.

“This form of hacking is called defacement. Hackers from China are really active currently, though they don’t customarily spot websites. They solemnly enter your website for a targeted attack,” explained Kumar, who runs Cyber Peace Foundation.


He also suggested that a elect website was hacked once progressing four-five months ago. “We alerted a commission. But we don’t know if any precautions were taken,” he said, revelation that he wasn’t astounded given many supervision websites were easy chase for hackers.

A screenshot of a hacked Jharkhand State Human Rights Commission website, partially confused for a inflammatory content

“In a past, we have demonstrated to officials about a disadvantage of state supervision websites and a hazard of information theft. It is high time cyber confidence is taken severely by one and all,” he said.

Jharkhand is not new to cyber glitches. Kumar had articulated identical concerns to this paper when a state gratification dialect website was compromised in April. For a brief period, Aadhaar, bank and personal sum of 14 lakh people, all beneficiaries of amicable confidence schemes, were manifest to whoever had logged in on Apr 22.

The commission, a essentially toothless outfit using though a full-time authority and a full share of members for over a year, close down a site in a evening.

Acting secretary Bhagwan Das, who certified he was wasn’t wakeful of a hacking when The Telegraph called him, after reliable that he had filed an FIR during Dhurwa military station. “Our technical dungeon has started work on regulating a website,” he said, though did not contend when it would be adult again.

Das, who is special secretary in a state disaster supervision dialect holding twin assign of a commission, also certified that nothing of a bureau phones (2401000, 2401138, 2401181) was working, even holding heedfulness to explain that he had no thought why.

The elect is though a authority ever given Justice Narayan Roy late in Jan 2016.

The pursuit of a elect is identical to that of a National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). “Anyone can proceed it for induction complaints on issues concerning tellurian rights. It can also take suo motu cognizance of cases whenever it deems fit,” pronounced Rabindra Singh, a former member of a state elect who late in Dec 2015.

On May 22, NHRC took suo motu congnisance of a May 18 lynchings during Rajnagar and Nagadih that claimed 8 persons, and sought a news from a state government.

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