Dailybhaskar | Last Modified - Feb 15, 2012, 09:52 AM IST
New Delhi: In a first major hacking spree of the year, a group of Bangladesh hackers has claimed to have breached over 20,000 Indian websites including that of the Border Security Force and Trinamool Congress, media reports said.
The attack was being speculated as a 'cyber war' since the hacking came within hours of the reports published in Bangladeshi newspaper that some Indian hackers had destroyed at least five of their government sites.
Last week, a group of hackers named "Indian Cyber Army" attacked the websites of five ministries in Bangladesh and that of a trade organisation.
The cyber-spies shared their achievement on the social networking site Facebook.
A Bangladesh based 'Black HAT Hackers', post their cyber-attack, wrote on its Facebook fan page: "India hacked our 400 sites in total, we hacked 20,000 sites in total since war started."
According to Xinhua, the group claimed the BSF website was damaged after being hacked.
Reports also said that the cyber action came in retaliation to the alleged killings of Bangladeshi nationals by BSF along the Indo-Bangladesh border last year.
"We don't have any personal issues with Indians. But the brutality of BSF as well as Indian government has forced us to do this," the hackers wrote on Facebook.
Odhikar, a Dhaka-based human rights group, said the BSF has killed 31 Bangladeshis last year.
The reports said that more than 850 Indian sites - including the National Informatics Centre portal were defaced by Black HAT hackers.
(With Agency inputs)