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Indian Hackers Target Pakistan

A new e-mail virus has been released on the internet in the latest cyber war of words between rival hackers in India and Pakistan. A variant of the Yaha internet e-mail worm has been written by a group of hackers calling themselves the Indian Snakes. It has been attacking websites in Pakistan, including government sites, internet service providers and the Karachi Stock Exchange, said anti-virus firm Sophos. Yaha-Q arrives as an e-mail attachment and can send itself to people listed in the recipient’s e-mail address book. It then launches a denial-of-service attack – where the ear-marked servers are overloaded by multiple requests – on Pakistani websites. The worm has also been leaving anti-Pakistani messages on hard drives, although one such message suggests that the hack is not politically motivated. Rather the spat seems to an attempt to see who is the better hacking group. Full Story

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