ISLAMABAD: The website of state-run broadcaster was hacked for an hour on Sunday evening, sources in the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) told Dawn.

“The Radio Pakistan website was hacked between 3pm and 4pm. Some hackers claimed responsibility. However, the site has been restored,” said a senior PBC official.

According to the official, those accessing the website were greeted by a message which read, “Hello Admin, you are very secured. Appreciated your security. We got an eye on you. Expect us. Pakistan zindabad.”

Without sharing much detail, the official said the site was hacked by “CrashRulers”. The hack was also announced on Twitter by an account with the handle name TheCrashRulers.

The official also said it was still unclear who the alleged culprits behind the group were.

The CrashRulers also claimed through social media to have hacked several other government, and business websites, including Public Procurement Regulatory Authority Pakistan, Pakistan Cricket Board, Bahauddin Zakariya University and Zoom Petroleum Pakistan among others. The claims could not be verified.

Published in Dawn, September 9th, 2019

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