Broadcasting Accident Occurred on Pakistani TV Station, the Conflict Between India and Pakistan Further Intensified
Because of the disputed territories between India and Pakistan, they have been in fierce disputes. Although the two sides have become more peaceful during this period, some small-scale frictions still occur frequently. But what is unexpected is that the conflict between the two countries is now starting to start again on the Internet. According to overseas network citing the Indian media "ABPnews" report, at that time, Pakistani TV broadcasted an advertisement, and the flag of neighboring India suddenly jumped out of the screen, and the following 5 words were written: Happy Independence Day. At that time, the Indian flag dominated the TV screen for a long time. Many Pakistanis witnessed this scene with their own eyes and recorded it as a video and put it on the Internet. The Pakistani TV station has now stated that this is a hacker attack. As for the specific cause of the incident, they are still investigating.
Some people say that the TV station may have searched for the Indian TV signal by mistake. This claim is obviously untenable. Because even if India wants to commemorate its Independence Day, it will not use this method. At the same time, the day of the incident was not the Independence Day of any of India and Pakistan. It was obviously a hacker hacking incident. The Independence Days of India and Pakistan are only one day apart. India’s is August 15 and Pakistan’s is August 14. After this happened, it exploded on Indian social media. Indian netizens praised this news one after another, saying that India had won a great victory in this attack, demonstrating India's advanced cyber power.
However, many people questioned this matter. Because this time the incident occurred on the Pakistani Liming TV station, which was suspected of having a tendency to fall to the Indian side. A reporter from the Press Trust of India expressed great confusion about the Indians’ carnival mood. The reporter said that the incident was calm in Pakistan, as if they were not surprised that Liming Station would do such a thing. At the same time, whether Liming Station itself can be trusted is also a question. Although they insist that the abnormal display of the screen is caused by hackers, it is most likely a farce they directed and acted.
The core conflict point in the dispute between India and Pakistan is the actual ownership of Kashmir. The two countries have been fighting for life and death in this area. Just because the two countries are both countries holding nuclear bombs, it would be very dangerous if a large-scale conflict really broke out. Nowadays, most people's eyes on the conflict between India and Pakistan are on their military competition, but in fact the struggle between the two countries in cyberspace has been going on for more than 20 years. Although people think of the United States and Russia when it comes to the world's cutting-edge hacking technology, under the intervention of government forces, India and Pakistan have also set up a very powerful cyber-attack organization.
As early as 1998, Pakistani hackers did an incredible thing. They actually hacked the database of the Indian Atomic Energy Research Center, which made the Indian side very angry. In the 1990s of the last century, Pakistani hackers frequently launched attacks on India in cyberspace. With the continuous development of network technology, hacking methods between India and Pakistan are gradually escalating. According to research data from the Zurich Security Research Center, Pakistani hackers also successfully erased some key information from the Central Bureau of Investigation of India in 2010. Now the hackers on both sides are adhering to the principle of "offensive is the best defense" to continuously spy on the cyberspace of other countries.
In addition to using technical means to attack at the hacker level, netizens of the two countries also launched a public opinion offensive on social media and fought an invisible war. In the past, Pakistani netizens deliberately forwarded some rumors and violent remarks in Indian cyberspace, which caused Indian mobs who believed to be genuine to launch attacks in the country. Regarding the emergence of this situation, the former chief security officer of Facebook expressed his concerns, saying that the netizens of the two countries are now fighting a "war of public opinion", and this kind of war may further escalate the intensity of ground warfare in the future.