Indian telecom regulator TRAI’s official website was on Monday brought down by a hacker group called Anonymous India following the public release of email IDs from which the government body received responses regarding net neutrality.
The group also warned TRAI of being hacked soon.
“TRAI down! Fuck you http://trai.gov.in for releasing email IDs publicly and helping spammers. You will be hacked soon,” AnonOpsIndia tweeted.
The group claimed to launch a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack on the website to make it inaccessible.
Slamming the government portal, the group posted: “#TRAI is so incompetent lol They have any clue how to tackle a DDoS?”
“But just an alarm for whole #India. You trust incompetent #TRAI who don’t know how to deal with DDoS? Seriously sorry guys. Goodluck!,” it added.
Taking a dig at the personnel at TRAI, it tweeted: “Somebody call ‘brilliant minds’ at TRAI and tell them to stop eating samosas and get back to work coz DDoS attack has stopped from here.”
In a response to a Twitter user about the attack, Anonymous India said it was “just preventing spammers from accessing those Email IDs posted by Trai publicly.”
It said that TRAI is incompetent in dealing with internet.
“So those who still think that #TRAi can “handle” the Internet, we just proved you wrong.They just got trolled by bunch of kids.#Incompetence,” the hacker group tweeted.
Following tweets suggesting the hacker group to stop their actions, Anonymous India did same. However, the group compalined that no action was taken on those email ids which were revealed.
“Guys http://trai.gov.in is back online and they still haven’t done anything about those Email IDs. You guys told us to stop. We did,” it tweeted.
“So if you guys still think you can have a chat with incompetent #TRAi, go ahead. But WE ARE WATCHING!,” the group posted.