Al-Qaeda allegedly hacked a microsite of the Indian Railways for a brief period on Tuesday, urging Indian Muslims to join its global jihad. This is the first time that an Indian government website has been hacked by the group.
Al-Qaeda hacked a microsite of the Railnet page of the Indian Railways, but later left the page. It replaced the page with a message that read, "Why is there no storm in your ocean? A message for Muslims of India from Maulana Aasim Umar (May Allah protect him)."
The hacked page was part of the intranet created for the administration of the Indian Railways and belonged to the Bhusawal division of Personnel Department of Central Railways. It also contained an 11-page document from the chief of al-Qaeda's south Asian branch Maulana Aasim Umar that encourages Muslims in India to participate in jihad and defeat the United States