New Delhi (Sputnik): A pro-Daesh hacker group, cyber revenge army, brought down the police website in the southern Indian state of Karnataka on Tuesday, declaring a "cyber war", a police official said. A few hours later the website was restored, a Karnataka police official added.
"This is beginning of our cyber war on you infidels and this hacking is in retaliation for the Daesh soldiers and for their support", the message read on the website before it was restored.
Earlier this month, Daesh claimed to have established a "province" in India called "Wilayah of Hind" while also claiming that the terror group had inflicted casualties on Indian soldiers in Amshipora in Jammu and Kashmir.
The group also claimed to have established the "Islamic State Pakistan Province", as Daesh claimed through its global propaganda outfit Amaq News Agency on 15 May.
Both of the divisions formerly fell under the "Khorasan Province" or ISKP — the name the Middle East-based terrorist group uses for its regional operations- according to the SITE Intelligence Group, an American company that tracks the online activity of white supremacist and jihadist organisations.