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Everything you need to know about Nepal vs India Cyber war

The dispute is regarding the Kalapani-Lipulekh and Limphudhara area on the far western side of Nepal. And certainly, this has been a highlight of the conversation almost everywhere, as there are numerous meetings, conversations and conflicts going on about the very topic.

Also, this is a very sensitive topic that involves the matter of land which plays a very sentimental role to all the citizens. And because of the very reason, there has been a cyber war going on between the IT groups of India and Nepal.

Hackers of both the sides have been anonymously leaking the data, taking over the legal website, and marking the banner that states Back off Nepal with Indian Flag and Backs off India with Nepali flag on the websites.

Now, to start with let’s just address that cyber war is a very obtuse way of demonstrating dominance as this is a diplomatic issue and can be only solved with humane communication between the leaders of both the side. Hackers are trying to show their dominance by intruding into people’s privacy. This kind of activity should not be encouraged in any way.

With that being said, since we know why the cyber-war is taking place so obnoxiously, let’s get into the details as to where and how it all began.

How did it start?

It all started with the Indian hacking group “Indian cyber troops” who hacked the Nepali website at first and left a message that stated that Nepal must change their political map or else they will cause more harm through cyber attacking.

The website hacked by the Indian cyber troops is the Nepali government website Botanical Research Center, Bank. The hackers “Indian Cyber Troops” later on claimed the responsibility for the attack and on their Facebook page, stating it could’ve even vandalized the main site, but chose not to do so.
Adding up, they also hinted that the reason for the overall cybercrime was the border dispute between India and Nepal, and contemplated a message for Nepal to “fix its map immediately.” They also claimed to hack four other Nepali government websites in a single day and declared to have access to the Ministry of Home Affairs as well.

In retribution to this cyber activity, ‘SATAN Cyber God’ who is a Nepali hacker disclosed the fabric’s API Key of ABP News. Then it didn’t just stop there and soon after that an anonymous Nepal-based hacker who went by the name “alias Omsec5” allegedly hacked HDFC Bank’s data and leaked over 2,000 Aadhar card details of Indian nationals.
As a response to that the hacking team of India “ICREW Hackers” went in to hack the Nepal Consular website with the same cryptic message on the website stating Nepal to back off and also went to tweet that it’s their turn.
The Indian hackers further went on to provoked SATAN by stating that leaking the API key is a very simple task. Then they even published a  whole video showing how it’s done as well. More to that a user naming from GHO57_5P3C706 also breached Nepal consular’s government website and went on to continue the cyber dispute.

Later on, we also came to know that both the rivalry hacking groups did try to rest the matter and tried talking to leave all the grudges to past via Facebook. The group’s Facebook post dated May 22 stated: “We’ve talked to Nepali hackers and now we are going to stop attacks. We are brothers. Establish peace,” ending with #JaiHind and #Jai_Nepal.

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