Delhi, Mumbai Police Websites Face Cyber Threats During G20 Summit 2023!

During the G20 Summit preparations, the websites of the Delhi and Mumbai Police received cyber attacks and brief outages that were linked to the hacktivist group "Insane PK" and other organizations affected by geopolitical tensions, leading to increased security measures in New Delhi.

“Cybersecurity Issues and Responses in the setting of the G20 Summit”

On the eve of the G-20 Summit meeting in India, Delhi Police and Mumbai Police websites crashed amid cybersecurity threats. After being down for ten minutes, the Delhi Police website is now operational again. The error message “This service isn’t available” was displayed on both websites. According to Falcon Feed, a threat intelligence platform, the “Team Insane PK hackers group” has claimed responsibility for targeting the website. The same was also supported by a screenshot of the Telegram chat that was posted.

Insane PK is a religious hacktivist gang that has been quite active in attacking the Indian internet since February 2, 2023, the statement continued. This organization primarily conducts defacement and DDoS attacks.

Falcon Feeds has reportedly informed Business Today that during the G20 Summit preparations, hackers are targeting Indian websites. 

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The research also included data breaches and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) threats. 

“The majority of the organizations are hacktivist organizations that have been actively attacking India for many months. Indonesian organizations including the host kill crew, Ganonsec, FR3DENS OF SECURITY, Hacktivist Indonesia Jambi Cyber Team, and others launched the conversation about the G20. Later, organizations supported by Pakistan, such as team crazy pk, joined it. Soon, more groups are anticipated to join. Falcon Feeds was cited in Business Today. 

Speaking of the vulnerable websites, the company disclosed that they would target more official websites. The statement said, “They are either planning to interfere with the services or leak the data belonging to the sites. 

The cybersecurity company also disclosed that “political disagreements” are the reason for such attacks. According to the claim, “Geopolitical circumstances have had a significant impact on recent events like the Russian-Ukraine War. Even political words have a significant impact online.

In the meantime, the national capital’s security has been stepped up, especially in the New Delhi area. over 50,000 security personnel, K9 dog teams, and mounted police are on hand to help the Delhi Police.

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Shriya Gupta

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