Cyber attack hits India's investigative agency

Dec 05, 2010

(AP) -- India's federal investigative agency says its website has been temporarily shut down by a cyber attack blamed on a Pakistani group.

The Central Bureau of Investigation says its was accessed without authorization and defaced Friday night.

CBI spokesman R.K. Gaur says the hackers posted the slogan "Pakistan Zindabad" (Long Live Pakistan) on the website. He didn't give other details.

The Press Trust of India news agency says the hackers identified themselves as members of the Pakistan Cyber Army. They warned Indians not to attack Pakistani websites.

The CBI said Saturday it was making efforts to restore the website with the help of experts.

India and Pakistan have been rivals since their partition at independence in 1947.

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