Maldives juvenile court website hacked amid row in India


In an ongoing saga of cyber tensions, the website of the Maldives Juvenile Court appears to be the latest target, following recent cyberattacks on the official website. Maldivian President’s Office websitesthe Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Tourism.

The hacked website of the Maldives Juvenile Court, which handles juvenile criminal cases, posted a message reflecting the hackers’ displeasure and the reasons for the cyberattack.

The motive for the cyberattack on the juvenile court website was revealed in the message, citing recent inflammatory statements by some members of the Maldivian government against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was promoting the island of Lakshadweep. Lakshadweep is a group of beautiful islands in the Arabian Sea, off the southwest coast of India.

The Maldives Juvenile Court website, now offline, previously displayed a message from a pirate band. This statement revealed their Indian origins and served as a warning about the cybersecurity breach they orchestrated.

Maldives Juvenile Court Website

Maldives Juvenile Court website: Diplomatic tensions manifest

The diplomatic tension between the two countries has its roots in derogatory comments made on social media platform of his visit to Lakshadweep.

The trio, Mariyam Shiuna, Malsha and Hassan Zihan, were suspended following public backlash, and Maldives High Commissioner to India Ibrahim Shaheeb was summoned to the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

THE cyber war has taken a digital turn as websites, including those of the Office of the President and other government agencies across the country, Maldives, was the victim of cyberattacks. In response, the Maldivian president’s office attributed the downtime to “technical issues” in a statement on social media.

The National Center for Information Technology (NCIT) and relevant entities worked diligently to restore functionality, bringing the websites back online.

Maldives Juvenile Court
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What lies ahead: Maldives-India cyberwar

The recent cyber The skirmishes, fueled by diplomatic tensions, are raising concerns about the trajectory of cyber warfare between the Maldives and India.

As citizens of both countries interact on social media and government websites face repeated cyberattacks, the digital conflict highlights the broader implications of diplomatic disputes in the cyber domain.

The restoration of government websites signals a rapid response from Maldivian authorities, but the question remains whether this marks the end of cyber hostilities or portends a prolonged digital conflict between the two nations.

The evolving situation calls for enhanced cybersecurity measures and diplomatic efforts to ease tensions in the physical and virtual domains.

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