ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that Indian hackers attempted to hack the official website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Saturday, however after a short period of time it restored in several countries.
The website currently cannot be viewed in the United States, United Kingdom, Holland, Norway and Australia.
The FO spokesperson said that New Delhi had stooped to such tactics out of fear of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) proceedings against Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
The Information Technology (IT) department of the ministry initiated necessary steps to restore the website, said Dr Faisal, adding that because of preventive measure, the cyber-attack was foiled in some countries.
The cyber-attack comes amid heightened tensions between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours following the Pulwama attack in which 44 Indian paramilitary soldiers were killed in the Indian-occupied Kashmir on Thursday.
The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been quick to point fingers at Pakistan for the Pulwama attack and threatened to take “revenge”.
The attack — which took place around 20 kilometres from the city of Srinagar on the main highway to Jammu — was the worst in Indian-occupied Kashmir in three decades.