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Indian Revenue Service website hacked by suspected Pakistan-based groups


Suspected Pakistan-based groups have hacked the official website of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) belonging to the income tax (I-T) department.
Officials said the website—irsofficersonline.gov.in—was hacked early on Saturday,6 February 2016 and it has been rendered inaccessible since then.
They said messages were posted on the link such as “Pakistan Zindabad” and “we are team Pak cyber attacker”.
The website, which acts as an official communicator for official work between the Central Board of Direct Taxes and the I-T department’s field offices in the country, has put up a message saying, “We’ll be back soon! Sorry for the inconvenience but we’re performing some maintenance at the moment.”

The technical team handling the website has sent a report in this regard to the Computer Emergency Response Team of India, which is the nodal agency to combat hacking, phishing and to fortify defences of the Indian Internet domain.


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