Abu Dhabi Civil Aviation’s Website Hacked
The Abu Dhabi Civil Aviation Department’s website has been attacked by a hacker who vandalized its home page with abusive language and slogans, reported the Gulf News.
“The department site, which provides flight information, was hacked,” according to an official of the department's data processing branch.
The website installed on the department's server was immediately shut down to minimize damage, he told the paper.
"The hackers, believed to be from India, could only damage the front page of the site, as we acted quickly to shut it down," the official said.
The hackers identified themselves as "Hindustan Hackers."
Asked if the IT section could trace the hackers, he said, "No. We have not located the hackers. But we are trying to find out from where the site was hacked. We are not sure whether the site was really hacked from a computer in India."
This is the fourth time in recent months that the site has been hacked.
"First it was hacked from Israel, then from Kuwait and Russia, and now, probably, from India," he said.
The department is “revamping its entire website to install it on Etisalat's (the UAE’s telecom company) server.”
Last week, Gulf News had to shut down its website after it was invaded by an Israeli hacker.
The hackers vandalized the site with the message "You have been hacked...Long Live Israel...You were owned by Senodyne."
The message was accompanied by an Israeli flag.
Gulf News investigations are focusing on an individual with links to the Weizmann Institute of Science in Haifa. Access to the web edition has been restored – Albawaba.com
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