Hacker Group Attacks Kochi Metro’s Site, Calls Israel a Nazi State Par Excellence

A hacker group has defaced the website of Kerala’s Kochi metro rail limited and posted messages against Israel, calling the country a Nazi state par excellence.

The group which calls itself “ReZk2LL team,” posted

To the ignorant observer Israel may appear modern, vigorous and democratic largely thanks to the outrageous bias in Western media and the $$$ whores whom have become our leaders…now wake up!!!

From the outset, the attack looks like the handiwork of hactivist groups from Kerala, a state which very actively debates world politics and humanitarian issues. The hack, although a minor one, must be viewed seriously. Public transport systems and utilities must not have gaping security holes in their cyber infrastructure that puts millions of people and critical infrastructure at risk.

Less than four months ago, state owned telecommunication company BSNL was hacked by the group which has been protesting the controversial section 66A of the Information Technology act. The scary part is that their password was “Password@123.”

Image: From Google Cache

Image: From Google Cache

The message posted on the website read

“Israel is and will always be a racist murderer, a child abuser, a child killer, a thief, a compulsive liar, a financier of genocide, an exporter of Terror and a haven for sick perverted traffickers of desperate, vulnerable and naive little girls and young women from Eastern Europe – Essentially a Middle East perverted despot hell bent on recreating the nightmare of Nazi Germany!”

According to a report released by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) at total of 90, 119, 252 and 117 Government websites were hacked in the year 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 (till June) by various hacker groups. India’s telecommunications minister Kapil Sibal was also at the receiving end of a hack attack recently. Anonymous hacked Kapil Sibal’s website four months ago.