Maharashtra: Hacked website of Thane Police restored, Cyber Cell ordered to investigate

The Maharashtra Home Department issued directives to the state Cyber Cell to tackle the hacking of several state government websites, including that of the Thane Police

Abhitash SinghUpdated: Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 07:37 PM IST
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Thane: On Tuesday, the Thane Police woke up to a bad news of hacking of their website at around 4:30 am in the morning. The website of Thane police was hacked by "ONE HAT CYBER TEAM" and they posted a warning message to the Indian government. The website was restored by the cyber team after six hours at around 9:30 am, said the deputy commissioner of police (DCP), cyber cell, Thane.

Speaking with the FPJ correspondent, Sunil Lokhande, DCP, Cyber Cell of Thane said, "The technical experts from the cyber team recovered the data after six hours. The hacking took place at 4:30 am in the morning on Tuesday, June 14. The website has been restored and now it's working actively. The cyber team of Thane police is probing about the hacking and the hackers and the investigation is underway."

When asked Sunil Lokhande about how they came to know that their website has been hacked and what problems were faced during the hacking period, he said, "We came to know that our website is hacked when our team was trying to go on the website and we were getting the message that the website is hacked by "ONE HAT CYBER TEAM" and the message written was "Hello Indian Government, Hello Everyone!!Again and Again you make trouble with the problem of the Islamic Religion. I think you don't understand tolerance HUH? We are too lazy to treat trash like you guys. Hurry UP and apologize to Muslims all over the world!! We don't stand still when our apostle is insulted."

"The problems faced during the hacking was that people were not able to visit the sites and they were not able to register the complaints or do any work for which the website was needed."

When FPJ asked DCP Sunil Lokhande what steps Thane police is taking so that the website cannot be hacked in future to which he replied, " We have asked the cyber team to install all the anti-hacking applications so that in future hacking can be prevented."

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