An anonymous hacker group has been readily attacking number attacks to government websites of India. These websites include government departments, India’s Supreme Court site and two political parties which are under attack. Not only that the anonymous said that these attacks were carried out in retaliation against the restriction done on well known video and file sharing sites.
Apart from that the blocking of Vimeo, DailyMotion and The Pirate Bay by Indian anti-piracy firm were also attacked and in late March, the Chennai based Copyrightlabs won a restraining order that made Indian ISPs and phone firms stop their customers reaching sites that were illegally sharing copies of Bollywood films called 3 and Dhammu. The website of Copyrightlabs was also “down for maintenance” during the attacks.
By mid may these blocks started to come into exist, Anonymous launched attacks against 14 separate government and political sites. Hit hardest were the Indian telecoms department, electronics and IT ministry, supreme court and sites used by the BJP and INC political parties which were all knocked offline.
Anonymous tweeted that they were being carried out in retaliation for “internet censorship” in India and to kick out the sites they bombarded them with data, a tactic known as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. The tactic had only partial success as most of the sites targeted soon recovered and were only offline intermittently. The disabling of the websites was the first tangible result actions of the OpIndia campaign announced by Anonymous on 9 May in a message posted to YouTube.