ISLAMABAD, Oct 11: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)'s cyber crime wing has tracked the hacker of Supreme Court website.
The hacker, 'Zombie KSA', defaced the website of the apex court on September 27 and left derogatory remarks against the judiciary in general and the chief justice of Pakistan in particular, demanding an immediate ban on pornographic sites in the country. “This was the second hacking of the website and it was a huge concern for us,” a senior official of the FIA told Dawn on condition of anonymity.
It may be recalled that the Supreme Court's website was also hacked by two boys in September 2010, who were granted bail by the court on April 11 as they were less than 18 years of age.
“We have traced the hacker through their online footprints and will approach the Interpol to help us in nabbing the culprit,” said the official.
“Zombie is on the run on the internet since we have been tracing him through different internet protocols and filters,” he added.
He said they had tracked the hacker from his KSA signature as it represented the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Zombie had made several attempts during the last one month to deface different federal government websites but our information security experts foiled his attacks, the official added.
“There is a forum of hackers working 24/7 against different websites across the globe but we are very precise about our target (Zombie.) We were monitoring his online communication on different chat forums,” said the official.
The FIA official added that once arrested a case would be registered against the hacker(s) under the Electronic Transaction Ordinance 2002.
According to the official, the hacker(s) were based in Riyadh but they were of Pakistani origin.
“We will also seek the help of relevant Saudi intelligence officials in case Zombie ran away from his current location,” said the official.
Regarding stricter security protocol to foil any hacking attempt in future, he said the cyber crime wing had already started a technical audit of the Supreme Court's main website server.
“The technical audit will help us plug all those loopholes which contain an easy access of hackers to the main server.”