Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Indian Cyber Warriors
During this journey I came across an abundance of new concepts which no normal intelligence can even imagine of; one of them is 'Cyber War'. The initial thoughts that wallop my mind are that maybe this might be a combat between the hackers from all over the country. However later as I started to explore I was jeopardize because I realized that virtual war is more harmful than any kind of physical war since there are highly talented hackers across the world who can be a serious threat including the safety of our Indian government, Indian economy and also Indian infrastructure.
ICW (Indian Cyber Warriors) is a group of hackers from India, and once upon a time all the core members worked at very senior posts in various security firms. During their free time, they mostly utilized the night time for R&D and reading. All the three hackers of PCA (Pakistan cyber army, a group from Pakistan) too were working at reputed software companies. Today if you look at all the new emerging groups, all are college going students, and that's the main reason why they sometimes lack maturity and cannot see the future impact of their actions. They just jump into this because of the extra excitement and to impress others. whatever they are doing is nothing but disturbing the peace amongst the countries.
Beginning of Cyber War
Cyber War was started by the Pakistani group of hackers named 'pakbugs' which was maintained by zombie_ksa and his fellow team mates. Zombie_ksa is known to be one of the highly endowed hackers from Pakistan, few of them mark him as a legend and his identity is still a mystery. Amongst everybody, the major components or hackers of this group were Spo0fer, xOOmxOOm, big smoke, and cyber crime (these are the coded names used by them). Due to the hatred for India, this group started targeting young Indian girls and more over the Indian Gods were abused which was no longer tolerated by the Indian hackers. To retaliate them Indian hackers also formed a group which was named as ICW i.e., Indian Cyber Warrior the founder of this group were R45c4l (Gaurav Singh), Sai Satish, and Sameer. As per now this group is over loaded with three hundred members. They started attacking Pak cyber space but never wrote anything ill or against their Almighty God neither did they insult any gender. This gave rise to the defacement of the sites from both the countries. With the growing hatred towards each other, it led to the formation of two more new groups namely the PCA, the founders of this group were Har00n, Hamza and Anu Nasir from Pakistan. One fine day both the opponent groups realized that only defacement is not the solution and so the graph of hacking went down and thus here this phase ended with the signs of maturity.
Was this an end??? NO.
The actual war started in 2008; it's a kind of long story but I would tell you in brief. There were few communities and groups on Orkut (HMG was also one of them), where the battle began. Gradually it turned grimy as a small group of Pakistani hackers who started abusing innocent girls, by posting their morphed nude pictures along with the pictures of their family members and also their personal details. Initially the group HMG( Hindu Militant Group) tried convincing Pakistani Hackers about stop targeting blameless girls. However HMG failed to convince them (Hoodlum Don/ Hoody is the founder of HMG). During that time, the users were not that regular on Orkut or any other social networking sites. Meanwhile, ICW core members participated in few cyber wars like in the war between Georgia and Russia, then Albania and Serbia all these countries were part of USSR, as we India and Pakistan have Kashmir issue same way these countries have tussle over Kosovo. The owner of HMG gave offer to Gaurav to join their group and to witness the happenings going around. This is how Gaurav, one of the founder member of ICWstarted forming a team with the brilliant hackers to deface Pakistani sites. There were many brilliant hackers like Sameer,Godvin,Bond,witu (wireless punter) were the integral part of ICW. One day, they successfully hacked OGRA (Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority), the main brain behind this hack was Samir. Later it was expected that the Pakistani hackers would target ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation). The irony is that ICW members informed ONGC about the vulnerability in their site and asked them to patch the flaws as early as possible, but they just ignored the goodwill gesture of Indian hackers and the site got hacked during that period. Very next attack was on Bank of Baroda, the data was removed and this site was damaged brutally by Pakistani Hackers. In reaction ICA also attacked their Navy, Supreme Court and air force websites. This time it was quite a major issue. After few months a hacker named 'xOOmxOOm' regenerated the conflict by hacking our Prime Minister's site www.manmohansingh.org. Cyber war was revived but this time ICW did not retaliate maybe it was the question of their ego. Hackers are known to maintain principles and so they do not wish to go against.
Well! Finally Haroon initiated the talk with r45c4l for peace and with due consent of ICW members and after internal discussions the peace treaty was mutually agreed between these groups, and they decided not to attack each other’s government sites. By this time ICW and Paksbug were only two active groups. This was the time when zombie realized his skill and gradually he started hacking bigger sites like national internet back bone of Morocco google and then hotmail.ug. He almost ended up hacking all the sites from Uganda country and stopped attacking India. Slowly time passes by and the ICW was fading away, from here one more group emerged and that was AH (Andhra Hackers). 26000 was another big story to discuss which gave birth to disputes in ICW, and that’s how everyone went their way. What I would like to mention here is the integrity of these hackers, they all are demigods of underworld hacking groups. This was one of the fines and elite group of Hackers India could ever witness. They are still there for the welfare and security of mother land.
The next generation group Indishell was formed by 'Hack My PC', some say he was elder brother of Lucky the C0debreaker some say he was his cousin and some has own version to share about him. He trained many ordinary minds to expert hacking. This group is unfortunately known for Patriotism but intensely mounting criminal activities amongst the group raised new controversies. Indishell may not be directly responsible for these activities but the group got maligned with their own members.
At the other side xOOmxOOm formed a new group of Pakistani hackers named 'Pak hackers’ and the founder of this group was 'spider' who was from Afghanistan. He is the leader of Afghan Cyber Army and once again the filthy game of defacing sites took the countries for ride. Two new strong Indian hackers M.XXX and SiLeNtpOisOn started retaliating to these Pakistani hackers. Along with them another hacker was thrown in the battle, his name is 'Lukcy' who was trained by 'hack my pc' and he was the new heir of Indishell. 'Silent poison' approached lucky for discussion in which nation's pride was the most important topic this is the phase in which Indishell came into highlight.
to be continued.....................