The Delhi Police website has crashed due to cyber threats during the G20 Summit 2023, with the “Team Insane PK hackers group” claiming responsibility. The website currently displays an error message stating that the service is unavailable.
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According to a report by reuters, a threat intelligence platform, has informed that hackers are targeting Indian websites amid the G20 Summit preparations. These threats include Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) and data leaks.
Reuter quoted, as saying that most of the groups targeting India are hacktivist groups that have been active for many months. The discussion related to G20 was started by Indonesian groups such as Hacktivist Indonesia Jambi Cyber Team, Ganonsec, FR3DENS OF SECURITY, host kill crew, and more. It was later joined by Pakistan-backed groups like team insane pk, with more groups expected to join soon.
In response to these threats, security has been increased across the national capital, particularly in the New Delhi district. Markswomen and armed forces have been deployed at strategic locations, patrolling has been enhanced, and intensive checking is being carried out in border areas. Delhi Police is being assisted by over 50,000 security personnel, K9 dog squads, and mounted police.
The Tibetan Youth Congress held a protest in north Delhi’s Majnu ka Tilla against the participation of Chinese delegates in the Summit. The protesters carried out a peaceful demonstration while holding banners and raising anti-China slogans amid heavy personnel deployment.