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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Arch-rivals Indian and Pakistan often accuse each other of waging cyber warfare. Last year, Pakistan’s Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry claimed India was using cyberspace as a weapon, saying New Delhi has launched a cyberwar against Islamabad.

    Pakistan-based hackers reportedly targeted the personal website of central Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy on Indian Independence Day (15 August), the minister’s office revealed to ANI on Tuesday.

    The personal website with the domain name kishanreddy.com is "temporarily unavailable" after the said cyber attack.

    The hackers warned the Government of India and put “messages related to Free Kashmir as well as Pakistan”, Reddy’s office in the city of Hyderabad confirmed to ANI.

    Officials confirmed the website had no crucial or government-related data but only possessed Reddy's work, his profile and personal details.

    It is suspected that since the website was supposedly hacked by Pakistan-based cyber criminals, they had attempted to fish out critical information and data of the Indian Government.

    Small-time hackers, “hacktivists”, have repeatedly targeted government websites over the decades-old India-Pakistan rivalry, however, back in 2010, India's top probe agency, CBI, faced a major security attack. Some data from its website was successfully erased by Pakistani hackers. 

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