New Delhi: The official website of the Canadian Armed Forces was temporarily disabled by Indian hackers.
A report by The Telegraph said, the website was hacked by a group of hackers called ‘Indian Cyber Force’, who claimed responsibility on X (formerly Twitter) for the cyberattack.
The disruption began around noon and was rectified later, Daniel Le Bouthillier, head of media relations at the Department of National Defence, told the media.
The Indian Cyber Force, in a post on X, announced that the “Canadian Airforce Website has been taken down” and shared a screenshot of the error message on the website.
While some desktop users were able to access the site, most mobile devices could not, according to The Globe and Mail report.
The Canadian Forces, which encompass all military operations in Canada including the navy, special command groups, air, and space operations, are currently investigating the issue.
The Indian Cyber Force had previously threatened Canada on September 21, via social media to “get ready to feel the power” of its attacks on Canadian cyberspace.
This cyberattack came amid the diplomatic standoff between India and Canada after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, last week, said that an Indian RAW diplomat killed Khalistan leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada.