Pak hacker attacks E Rlys site, threatens cyber war on India

Thu, Dec 25 02:39 AM

In the first instance of cyber attack on Indian government websites, the attack on Eastern Railways site on Wednesday popped open vulnerability of government websites in the country.

While Eastern Railway took almost two and half hours to restore the site to normalcy, visitors to the site continued to be attacked by Trojan virus. ER officials could only primarily trace the roots to Toronto in Canada after repeated top-brass meetings all through the day.

As spotted by FE in the morning, the official site of the Eastern Railway-www.eastern railway.gov.in—was hacked on Wednesday. When opened, the scroll on the site— which normally consists of official announcements—had unusual notes. The first note read: “Cyber war has been declared on Indian cyberspace by Whackerz- Pakistan (24 Dec-2008).” This was followed by two other notes: “Indians hit hard by Zaid Hamid” and “We are f**ked up Indians. You are hacked.”

When clicked, the scroll opened into a new window which claimed that ‘Mianwalian of Whackerz” has hacked the site in response to the air violation of Pakistan. It also claimed that it will continue to hack more Indian military and government sites. The threat note also claimed that servers of Indian financial institutions will also be hacked with the help of the group’s members working in computer departments of “foreign companies”. Data belonging to “Indian nationals (only Hindus)” will be destroyed eventually, it added.

Another threat note asked the visitors of the website to watch the real Indian conspiracy in Mumbai attacks on the website-www.brasstacks.pk. Brasstacks claims to be “a unique Pakistani think tank devoted to the study of regional and global political events and their implications for Pakistan’s security and interests.” The note ended with the slogan “Long live Pakistan”.

The third note, which showed the hackers’ apathy towards India, Israel and USA, challenged Indians to save their ‘motherland’ from turning into pieces.

When contacted, ER officials seemed unaware of the entire incident and the site remained as it is for almost an hour, till 11.40am, after which ER blocked it. The website resumed to normalcy after 12, when the threat notes in the scroll as well as in the news and events section were removed.

“Our sites have cyber security certificate from US-based Thawte,” said an ER official. “We have informed the service provider and will get a detailed response from them only after 24 hours,” he added.

According to a cyber security expert, similar attacks can be done through SQL injection method. In case of a SQL injection attack, webpages with active content like feedback forms are used. Attackers can write malicious commands in the forms through a rich text format and get control over the database of the target site.

5 Mystries,5 Conspiracies

5 Mystries -5 conspiracies against a country called INDIA.

1.The Partition of India.

Who was responsible for death of 1 million people?What was the cause of partition?Was its Jinnah’s and Nehru’s wish to be Prime Minister? Was it planned by britishers who believed in Divide and rule?

“At the lowest estimate, half a million people perished and twelve million became homeless”

2.Death of Bhagat Singh? Could Gandhi Save him? Was he,Sukhdev and Rajguru really Hanged?

On Singh’s execution, Gandhi said, “The government certainly had the right to hang these men. However, there are some rights which do credit to those who possess them only if they are enjoyed in name only.“Why did not Gandhi fasted to stop hanging of Bhagat Singh.

Secrets unfurled by an Intelligence Bureau Agent of British-India.
“Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev were deliberately hanged in such a manner as to leave all three in a semi-conscious state, so that all three could later be taken outside the prison and shot dead by the Saunders family. The book says that this was a prison operation codenamed “Operation Trojan Horse.”

3.Death of Subhash Chandra Bose.

Why did govenment rejected th truth?
Did bose died?? if yes then where and if not where was he??
Officially, Bose died in a plane crash over Taiwan, while flying to Tokyo on 18 August 1945. However, his body was never recovered, and many theories have been put forward concerning his possible survival. One such claim is that Bose actually died in Siberia, while in Soviet captivity. Several committees have been set up by the Government of India to probe into this matter.

In May 1956, a four-man Indian team (known as the Shah Nawaz Committee) visited Japan to probe the circumstances of Bose’s alleged death. The Indian government did not then request assistance from the government of Taiwan in the matter, citing their lack of diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

However, the Inquiry Commission under Justice Mukherjee, which investigated the Bose disappearance mystery in the period 1999-2005, did approach the Taiwanese government and obtained information from the Taiwan Government that no plane carrying Bose had ever crashed in Taipei. The Mukherjee Commission also received a report originating from the US State Department, supporting the claim of the Taiwan Government that no such air crash took place during that time frame.

The Mukherjee Commission submitted its report to the Indian Government on November 8, 2005. The report was tabled in Parliament on May 17, 2006. The probe said in its report that Bose did not die in the plane crash and the ashes at Renkoji temple are not his. However, the Indian Government rejected the findings of the Commission.
4.Nathu Ram Godse.Why is his book still banned?

5. Death of INDIAN PM Lal Bahadur Shastri-
After the declaration of ceasefire, Shastri and Pakistani President Muhammad Ayub Khan attended a summit in Tashkent (former USSR, now in modern Uzbekistan), organised by Kosygin. On January 10, 1966, Shastri and Khan signed the Tashkent Declaration.The next day Shastri, died of a heart attack at 1:32 AM??

Wait for a lot more.

The Person who killed Gandhi

Nathu Ram Godse.-was the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi.

Every Coin has two sides.Till now we knew a single side about this person.This post attempts to find out about the truths of Nathu Ram Godse.

Nathu Ram was born at the beginning of this century on May 19, 1910.His father Vinayakrao was in the postal service and her mother’s name was Laxmi.Nathuram attended the local school at Baramati up through the fifth standard. Then he was sent to live with an aunt in Pune so that he could study at an English-language school. During his school days, Gandhi was an idol to him.

In 1930, Nathuram’s father was transferred to the town of Ratnagiri. While staying with his parents at Ratnagiri, the young Nathuram first met Veer Savarkar, a proponent of Hindutva.

Nathu Ram along with Nana Apte published a newspaper “Agraani”.

Quoting an abstract from a play based on Nathu Ram describing himself –

“I never stole in my childhood, so there was no question of apologising to my father. I never took a vow of celibacy as I was already practising celibacy. I was moving around the refugee camps and helping the destitute with food and clothes. But I did not wander half-naked because the refugees were naked. I never spun yarn, never cleaned my toilet, never observed silence till I was hanged. There was only one common factor in Gandhi’s life and mine. We were both the cause of each other’s death. He wanted to live for his principles and I was prepared to die for my principles. “

But the interesting part of the biography of Nathuram Godse starts on January 30, 1948. After the assassination of Gandhi.

In a sense, I lived only for 655 days — from January 30, 1948 to November 15, 1949. But January 30 was an outcome of January 13.

The central government had taken a decision — Pakistan will not be given Rs 55 crores. On January 13 Gandhi started a fast unto death that Pakistan must be given the money. On January 13, the central government changed its earlier decision and announced that Pakistan would be given the amount. On January 13, I decided to assassinate Gandhi.

In his words –

“Time is eternal, indestructible. You can turn its pages but never, never tear them out. Gandhi has acquired some position in history which nobody can deny, not even Nathuram. The page will be there forever in fact. Sometime in the future, in some storm, the pages will flutter and there will be that same Gandhi’s page before the world. I don’t refute Gandhi’s theory of non-violence. He may be a saint but he is not a politician. His theory of non-violence denies self-defence and self-interest. The non-violence that defines the fight for survival as violence is a theory not of non-violence but of self-destruction.

The division of the nation was an unnecessary decision. What was the percentage of the Muslim population as compared to the population of the nation? There was no need for a separate nation. Had it been a just demand, Maulana Azad would not have stayed back in India. But because Jinnah insisted and because Gandhi took his side, India was divided, in spite of opposition from the nation, the Cabinet. An individual is never greater than a nation, Nana. But Gandhi has stared considering himself greater than the nation.

on -“Jinnah wanted to be the prime minister..”

But we never opposed a Muslim prime minister. In a democracy you cannot put forward your demands at knife-point. Jinnah did it and Gandhi stabbed the nation with the same knife. He dissected the land and gave a piece to Pakistan. We did picket that time but in vain. The Father of our Nation went to perform his paternal duties for Pakistan. Today, Muslims have taken a part of the nation, tomorrow Sikhs may ask for Punjab. The religions are again dividend into castes, they will demand sub-divisions of the divisions. What remains of the concept of one nation, national integration? Why did we fight the British in unison for independence? Why not separately? Bhagat Singh did not ask only for an independent Punjab or Subhash Chandra Bose for an independent Bengal?

The immediate cause –

“I had written this before. At the time of Partition, when Suharawady surrendered only due to political pressure, but only Suharawady, not his followers…they went on with the massacre. Gandhi started his fast, the Hindus put their weapons down. I still remember that day. A poor Hindu told Gandhi, ‘I am putting down my weapons because I don’t want your death on my conscience but I am staying alone with my family in the Muslim area. That night, before leaving Hyderabad I visited his home. The whole household was screaming, weeping, his only eight-year-old son had been killed by the Muslims. He had no weapon to defend himself. He threw his son’s body on my lap and said, “Take his blood to your Mahatma. Tell him, if he goes on fast again, he can finish it by drinking not orange-juice but my son’s blood.” I could not say anything. Gandhi was the Father of my Nation. For a moment, I was tempted to pull out the Muslims from their homes and chop them down. But I controlled myself. Violence for self-defence is justified, otherwise it is an ill-cultured act. I returned to where Gandhi was staying but he had already left by car. Of course, there would have been no point in meeting him… he would only have prayed for both the killer and the victim.

I am going to assassinate him in the open, before the public, because I am going to do it as my duty. If I do it surreptitiously, it becomes a crime in my own eyes. I will not try to escape, I will surrender and naturally I will be hanged. “

Godse assassinated Gandhi on January 30, 1948, approaching him during the evening prayer, bowing, and shooting him three times at close range with a Beretta semi-automatic pistol.[3] Immediately after this, he surrendered himself to police, rather than running away. He said, “No one should think that Gandhi was killed by a madman”.

The sequence

It was 4.45 pm when I reached the gate of Birla Bhavan. The security staff at the gate was scrutinising the crowd entering and I was a little worried about them. I mingled with a small gorup of people and sneaked inside.

It was 5.10 pm when I saw Gandhi and his close associates coming to the prayer place from his room inside. I approached the passage from where he was likely to climb the steps of the lawn, in such a way that I was covered by a few people. 

Gandhi climbed the steps and came forward. He had kept his hands on the shoulders of the two girls.

The revolver was in my pocket, I released the safety catch. Though Gandhi was surrounded by people I was looking for an opening.

I wanted just three seconds more. I moved two steps forward and faced Gandhi. Now I wanted to take out the revolver and salute him for whatever sacrifice and service he had made for the nation. One of the two girls was dangerously close to Gandhi and I was afraid that she might be injured in the course of firing. As a precautionary measure I went one more step ahead, bowed before him and gently pushed the girl away from the firing line.

The next moment I fired at Gandhi. Gandhi was very weak, there was a feeble sound like ‘aah’ from him and he fell down.

Those who were close to me saw the weapon in my hand. They rushed away from the spot. Gandhi had fallen to the ground, I was standing and the crowd had formed a ring around us.

After the firing I raised my hand holding the revolver and shouted, ‘Police, police’. For 30 seconds nobody came forward and I scanned the crowd. I saw a police officer. I signalled to him to come forward and arrest me. He came and caught my wrist, then a second man came and touched the revolver… I let it go…

“Gandhi used to claim the Partition would be over his dead body. So after Partition when he didn’t die,I killed him. My love for the motherland made us do it. I am not ashamed of it. Gandhi should have been honest to admit that his life was a failure. “

“Right from Pakistan and Bangladesh every Muslim is a converted Hindu. Gandhi’s appeasement attitude (towards the Muslims) went far too much. That was I killed him. Two hundred and fifty thousand Hindus were killed in Noakhali in October 1946. Hindu women were forced to remove their sindhoor and do Muslim rituals. And Gandhi said, ‘Hindus must bow their heads if Muslims want to kill them. We should follow the principle of ahimsa (non-violence).’ How can any sensible person tolerate this? “

(Black out… Sounds of wireless, Hullo, Victor calling. Victor calling… Gandhi killed in firing. IGP and home minister rushing to Birla Bhavan. Inform the PM).

I have just tried to provide unbiased information about the murder of India’s freedom fighter Mohandas. K. Gandhi and his assasin Nathuram Godse.)

Burning Valley

First read the abstract from a true story-  The Rubaiya episode.

It is a short walk to the bus stop from the Lal Ded Memorial hospital in Srinagar. At 1525 hours on a cold Friday, Rubaiya Sayeed, a 23-year-old intern, stepped out on to the Iqbal Park road, turned right, and walked to the intersection ahead. Rubaiya was on her way home to Nowgam. Boarding a local mini-bus, she settled down to what she thought was another routine ride.
At Ram Bagh two men got in. Except for a passenger, it was doubtful whether anyone read anything sinister in that. Certainly Rubaiya did not.
The nightmare began at Bagat Kanipora. Three strangers suddenly materialised beside Rubaiya with guns. They forced her out of the bus into a waiting blue Maruti.
The hour was 1545. It signalled the beginning of a 122-hour drama.

Rubaiya’s abduction was spurred by her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s appointment as independent India’s first Muslim Union home minister. He had taken the oath in Delhi on December 2, 1989, just six days before.
Sayeed, who was in Delhi then, came to know of the abduction two hours later. The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, a pro-independence militant outfit, claimed credit for it through telephone calls. Their ransom: the release of five jailed colleagues.
The Vishwanath Pratap Singh government — then in power only for six days — hurriedly constituted a Cabinet subcommittee comprising ministers Arun Nehru, Arif Mohammad Khan and Inder Kumar Gujral. In Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Moosa Raza formed a special cell to tackle the crisis.
The next day saw frantic attempts to establish contact with the militants. On December 10, they reiterated their demand: release the militants by 1900 hours on Monday or “Rubaiya’s body will be thrown within Srinagar city.”
Negotiations began in earnest with Justice M L Bhat of the Allahabad high court as intermediary. The first deadline came and went; talks continued. Meanwhile, four of the five militants whose release was demanded were brought to Srinagar.
Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah, fresh-returned from an abandoned foreign tour, was dead against giving in. But the Centre had more or less decided to free the militants.

December 13 saw Gujral and Arif Mohammad Khan landing in Srinagar with the prime minister’s orders to release Abdul Hamid Sheikh, Sher Khan, Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Altaf Ahemed and Javed Ahemed Jargar. On Wednesday afternoon at 1505 hours, they were released in Rajouri Kadal in downtown Srinagar.

Zafar Meeraj, a prominent journalist in the valley, received a telephone call an hour later. “We have got our boys,” the JKLF spokesman told him in Urdu, “The girl will be with her parents soon.”

Another hour and Rubaiya was back with her family. “I had left her fate in the hands of the Almighty,” said an overjoyed Sayeed, “She got a fresh lease of life.”

The release of the militants saw great euphoria in Kashmir. “There was no sympathy for Rubaiya. The people were all with the militants,” recollects journalist Aasha Khosa who has spent the last 10 years in the valley.

“The kidnapping was a shock. The security personnel did not have a clue. Till then everyone was treating militancy as a joke. People used to say, ‘hey, my cousin has become a militant, he has a gun now…’ The Rubaiya episode changed all that. It made people realise that there was major trouble in Kashmir.

“When the militants were released there was celebration all around,” she continues, “I have never seen so many people on the streets! They sang, danced and raised anti-India slogans.”

One of the slogans, Jo kare khuda ke khauf, Utale Kalashnikov (All god-fearing men, pick up the gun), was a pointer to how much the situation had deteriorated.

Many say the abduction was the watershed in the Kashmir insurgency. Releasing the militants, this group holds, was nothing short of a blunder.

“Had the V P Singh government not buckled down, things would have been different,” they say, “The JKLF would not have harmed Rubaiya. People felt if they could get this done at gunpoint, then they could get independence too.”

Adds a senior police officer who served in Srinagar then. “The people saw India brought to her knees for the first time. It made them feel that azaadi (independence) was only a short distance away.”

Critics of this theory are plenty, Sayeed among them. They feel the incident was just another link in a long chain of events.

We have killed all the released militants and a few thousand more. Has that in anyway reduced militancy?” they ask, “If it wasn’t Rubaiya, something else would have happened. Tension had been building up for years.”

What are the faults ??

The rulers, their doings

THE PRIME MINISTERS
Jawaharlal Nehru

In a symbolic sense, Nehru committed the original sin in Kashmir.
Beneath his suave, scholarly exterior, he was a divided soul, trying to act the international statesman when domestic politics demanded otherwise.
Nowhere was this more manifest than in his bungling on Kashmir’s status in international fora.

It was he who irrevocably compromised India’s position by agreeing to — and repeatedly reinforcing — the principle of a plebiscite. Again, it was he who gave Pakistan a locus standi on the issue. Instead of exposing Pakistan’s de facto aggressor status following its 1948 ‘tribal’ invasion, Nehru inexplicably started casting doubts on the legality of the Instrument of Accession.

Nehru’s duality was evident again in his dealings with Sheikh Abdullah. He alternately blew hot and cold. India’s first prime minister, for all his democratic convictions, was not above having the Lion of Kashmir interred. Subsequently, as though to undo the damage, Nehru would indulge in largesse that was politically unjustifiable and had long-term repercussions.

Indira Gandhi
Though far more hard-nosed than her father, she was also guilty of misplaced magnanimity — and that too at a critical juncture.

India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 Bangladesh war was an ideal opportunity to resolve the Kashmir imbroglio once and for all. But instead of grovelling before her at the Simla talks, Pakistani premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto subtly turned the tables. In the agreement that finally got initialled, the Pakistanis — thanks to Gandhi’s smugness, and to India’s lasting discomfiture — managed to push in a clause that left the Jammu and Kashmir question “open to [future confabulations] of representatives from both sides”.

As a forceful politician, Gandhi ended the political war of attrition with Sheikh Abdullah. In 1975, she signed the Kashmir Accord. Abdullah’s response was to forget his secessionist politics and disband the Plebiscite Front.

But instead of capitalising on it, Gandhi’s paranoia led her to try and force Dr Farooq Abdullah into a seat-sharing arrangement in the 1984 Lok Sabha election. Her next move was to topple the Farooq government.

By alienating the Kashmiris, Gandhi sowed the seeds of hardboiled militancy that were to erupt a few years after her death — a result, tragically, of yet another Frankenstein she had unleashed in Punjab.

Rajiv Gandhi
As India’s youngest prime minister and darling of the masses, he rushed in where the United Nations and seasoned politicians refused to tread — a fragile status quo.

Without taking ground realities into account, he buried the hatchet with Dr Farooq Abdullah, fatuously believing that this alone would stop the state’s slide into a morass. In the 1987 assembly election, the National Conference, low on popular support, celebrated the Rajiv-Farooq détente by brazenly rigging the polls. If militancy ever had self-doubts, this put an end to those.

Then on, it was ‘Indian dogs go back. ‘

Vishwanath Pratap Singh
He is sure to find special mention in the history of Kashmir. Not just for the fact that the gun culture got a new lease of life during his dispensation, but also because his was one administration that was expected to fare better than Rajiv Gandhi’s in tackling the discord.

Singh did seem set to make a fresh start. He entrusted railway minister George Fernandes with the charge of Kashmir. It was seen as a move to address longstanding issues. And things did look promising till militants kidnapped Rubaiya Sayeed.

That sent the message that this was a weak-kneed government. By then Singh was immersed in saving his government from Devi Lal & Co on one hand and the BJP on the other.

Result: Kashmir slid first into the deep freeze, then the backburner, from where it has almost slipped out of the country’s hands.

P V Narasimha Rao
There were two personas to him when he was prime minister. One, the old man in a hurry, as buttressed by his unshackling of the Indian economy.
The other and more popular persona is PVN the ditherer.
The man with the eternal pout who always felt it expedient to brush problems under the carpet.
With regard to Kashmir, alas, he chose the second persona. If the economy was the biggest achievement of his government, at least in its initial years, then Kashmir could be considered a failure. It was during his tenure that militancy peaked.
The Charar-e-Sharief incident in 1995 showed that his government had no clue to the problem.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Ironically, it is the Hindu BJP that Muslim Kashmir has pinned its hopes on. Specifically, on Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
“If he can go to Lahore, he definitely can do something about Kashmir,” is the sentiment of many, including certain Hurriyat leaders.
However, there are others who feel that Vajpayee would be of no help to Kashmiris. Till recently, Vajpayee hadn’t exhibited much interest in the border state. But,the prime minister seemed to have pulled up his sleeves in the Kargil war.

POWERS IN PAKISTAN
Zulfikar Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharief

So intertwined is his destiny with the troubled state that all a Pakistani premier has to do to lose his job is show, however slightly, a lack of interest in Kashmir.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the man who lent this aspect an added sharpness. Though he lost the 1971 war to India and saw a major portion of his country break away, he managed the Simla Agreement to Pakistan’s advantage. He believed in severing Kashmir from India, even if it took a ‘thousand-year war’.
Successive prime ministers have shared that sentiment fully, extending their whole-hearted backing to the Kashmiri ‘freedom-fighters’. Benazir Bhutto veered slightly from this, thanks to her Western education. She tried to warm up to India, but was quickly brought to ground by a stint out of power.
Despite the Kargil misadventure, everyone believed that Nawaz Sharief was genuinely trying to improve relations with India. The strongest prime minister since the military started playing an excessive role in Pakistan’s administration, he started believing in his own invincibility, and is now unlearning some lessons.

and what are the solutions??

Worship wins over Violence

Quoting from a news item..read more here.

“Undeterred by the violence and tension that have created deep divisions in Jammu and Kashmir, the two-month-long Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine is drawing to a peaceful end – helped no less by Muslims at every step.”

Muslims have acted as porters, guides and hosts to more than 600,000 Hindus who have this year undertaken the arduous trek to the Amarnath cave temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the Hindu Trinity, in the south Kashmir Himalayas.

This year the number of pilgrims has been record-breaking, an official said, adding that in 2003, a record 500,000 pilgrims had visited the temple shrine when the pilgrimage was first extended to a two-month period.

The moral of this news is that neither muslims nor hindus residing in kashmir hate each other.With several years of their coexistence they always have walked arms in arms.This all hatred is spread and supported by pakistanis in name of islam and Independence of kashmir.

It is a step by step progression to root kashmir out of india.We have to do something to stop this.