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Indian ISPs block websites; hackers retaliate

Indian ISPs block websites; hackers retaliate

Hackers attacked websites of the Supreme Court and the Congress Party.

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New Delhi: A number of Internet service providers had blocked access to popular video sharing websites such as Vimeo and DailyMotion as well as major torrent search services including The Piratebay and isoHunt apparantly following a court order obtained by Copyright Labs, a Chennai-based online anti piracy service provider.

According to Copyright Labs, ISPs were asked to block specific websites but in a repeat of earlier instances they ended up blocking entire domains.

In retaliation Anonymous's opIndia hackers targeted the websites of the Congress Party (aicc.org.in), Supreme Court (supremecourtofindia.nic.in) as well as that of Copyright Labs (copyrightlabs.in).

"Namaste #India, your time has come to trash the current government and install a new one. Good luck. | #SaveTPB #Anonymous #Censorship," @Anon_Central tweeted.

Even the Department of Telecommunications (dot.gov.in) website was on the hackers' hit-list but it seems to have fended off the attack.

Soon after news of the block spread, social networks were abuzz with tricks and tips on how to bypass the ban.

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