In response to one of the biggest-ever attempts by Pakistan-based outfits to conduct cyber warfare against India, home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Sunday spoke to Pakistan interior minister Rehman Malik — the first direct contact between the two — to urge Islamabad to urgently check and “neutralise” those using social media sites to whip up communal unrest in India.
A Pakistan-based hardline group is suspected to be behind this campaign. It warned that elements trying to foment unrest had indicated a rise in violence after Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday.
The 43-page report refers to attempts to get “Muslims to rise against Buddhists” and also set off “retaliatory provocation by right-wing extremists”. Government sources said the online content was prepared in Pakistan before July 13, and that digital media were used to rapidly spread “threats and counter-threats far and wide in India”.
Over 200 URLs (uniform resource locator), the bulk of whose origin was traced to Pakistan, were identified by NTRO and shared with the Computer Emergency Response Team.
source : deccanchronicle