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Canadian Army web site quickly disabled by ‘Indian’ hackers: Report

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The official web site of the Canadian Armed Forces was quickly disabled on Wednesday. According to a report by The Telegraph, the web site was hacked by a bunch of hackers referred to as ‘Indian Cyber Force’, who claimed accountability on X (previously Twitter) for the cyberattack.

The disruption started round midday and was rectified later, Daniel Le Bouthillier, head of media relations on the Department of National Defence advised The Globe and Mail.

The Indian Cyber Force, in a submit on X, introduced that the “Canadian Airforce Website has been taken down” and shared a screenshot of the error message on the web site.

While some desktop customers had been capable of entry the location, most cell gadgets couldn’t, based on The Globe and Mail report.

The affected website is separate and remoted from the Government of Canada and the Department of National Defence’s public web sites and inside networks. Le Bouthillier assured that there have been no indications of broader impacts on their programs.

The Canadian Forces, which embody all navy operations in Canada together with the navy, particular command teams, air, and area operations, are presently investigating the difficulty.

The Indian Cyber Force had beforehand threatened Canada on September 21, warning through social media to “get ready to feel the power” of its assaults on Canadian our on-line world.

On September 22, the group expressed its discontent with the Canadian authorities’s “allegations and anti-India politics.”

This cyberattack got here amid the diplomatic standoff between India and Canada after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, final week, levelled allegations towards India over Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s demise.

India rejected the allegations with a robust assertion, calling them “absurd”. It additionally requested Canada to come back down onerous on terrorists and anti-India components working from its soil and suspended visa companies for Canadians.

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Sep 28, 2023