Communication Gag: ‘Defunct’ Websites under threat from hackers


Hackers can easily get access, post whatever they want; login authorization can be compromised easily due to the internet suspension, say Web developers

Gowhar Nazir

Srinagar Sep 21 (KNO): With no access to the internet services to the valley based web portal administrators of several business houses, the threat from hackers has increased manifold with web administrators claiming that their official information can be easily compromised.

 According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the ongoing internet clampdown have eased the job of hackers to a great extent. “Presently due to the internet and cellular services suspension, any unauthorized notification or warning cannot be reported to the administrators of the websites giving a complete freedom to the hackers to break in to any portal, post anything they want, and access any vital information,” a Aijaz Ahmed, a web developer.

Umer Ashraf, a website administrator from Srinagar, said that due to the ongoing communication gag he doesn’t remember when it was the last time he logged in to his corporate website as even he have forgotten the user ID and password of the same web portal.

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“While being surrounded by various uninvited challenges this hacking issue never came to my mind which is a great matter of concern for me and my business,” Ashraf told KNO.

He said that he receives around 8000 visitors every day on his official website to access the ongoing offers, products, orders, and new launches of their business organization.

He further told the KNO, “The state administration should think about this challenging issue as our business is at stake and if our official websites gets hacked all our vital information will get accessed even our bank account details and transfers.”

Ayaan Ahmad, a website developer told the wire service—KNO, “ The ongoing internet and cellular gag is a major loophole in the security aspect of the website and this can led to hacking at ease without letting anyone know about it. This is what a hacker always dream about.”

He said that every website contains vital information about the business which can be accessed and the hacker can post anything he wants and that too can create trouble not only for the company but for the state as well.

He further told KNO that, “My job is create a website on a particular domain but the security measures are always available to the concerned administrator of every site, but to perform this role he must be able to access the authorized number and internet at all times.”(KNO).


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