On a day when the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was to release one million email addresses from which they received responses on the net neutrality debate, Anonymous India (AnonOpsIndia) claimed to have hacked the website on Monday, though it was denied by the regulator.
The site was also up after sometime. The proof that it was hacked was evident as the landing page of TRAI showed that it was down and the hacker group said on its Twitter handle: “‘Host is down’ all over my terminal. Thank you! Boom Boom.”
The hackers also tweeted: “So those who still think that #TRAi can ‘handle’ the Internet, we just proved you wrong. They just got trolled by bunch of kids.#Incompetence.”
Red-faced TRAI, however, denied the hacking attempts and the fact that its website was taken over by outsiders. The officials just said the website was down “due to some technical glitches”.
Anonymous India also gave out its IRC link for those would like to enter its chat room. Here are the links to download mIRC and steps to connect to the chat room.
Meanwhile, Trai has released the email IDs of those who have responded to its white paper put up on the website for reaction ahead of its plan to push aside the so-called Net Neutrality in India and allow some leniency for rich corporates to benefit from free but constricted sources of search and results.