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Pak hackers vandalised Cochin Port site

January 24, 2011 14:33 IST

Cyber hackers from Pakistan are alleged to have hacked the website of the Cochin Port Trust on January 19, an investigation has revealed.

The cyber wing of the police under Kochi Police commissioner, which began investigations into the hacking of the site, found that the website had been hacked from Pakistan IP address.

'We have handed over the log details to CBI Interpol Cyber wing, Commissioner, Manoj Abraham sources told PTI.

The hacking was carried out at 0830 am on January 19.

Cochin Port Trust (CPT) said that the hackers had left behind anti national message on the site. A closer examination of the site revealed that the hacker had left behind an alternate homepage and had not actually changed or edited the contents of the CPT website.

The port filed a complaint with the police following which the cyber wing began its investigations.

Actions are being taken to restore the website with all possible security provisions and avoid recurrence of such incidents in future, the port said.

All system logs have been forwarded to the Cyber Crime Cell under the Cochin City Police Commissioner.

The attack has impacted only on the information display and sharing related to Cochin Port Trust and has in no way touched or impacted the usage of the Integrated Enterprise Resource Planning solution (christened the ePort). All activities at the port, in all the departments, which are using the ePort solution are going on as usual.

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