New Delhi: Against the backdrop of the attack
on its website by "Pakistan Cyber Army", the CBI is
considering to send its team to the US and Europe to trace
hackers involved in the defacement.
Sources said the agency officials have pin-pointed three
Internet Protocol (IP) address -- a unique numerical label
borne by each computer in a network that use worldwide web
for communications -- two originated from Seattle,
Pennsylvania in the US and other in Daugavpils, Latvia in
They said the agency has moved a local court here seeking
permission to access authorities in the US and Latvia for
collecting information on the IP addresses.
The CBI had on December 4 last year registered a case
against unknown persons of "Pakistani Cyber Army" for hacking
and defacement of its website under various Sections of
Information Technology Act.
The website was unauthorisedly accessed and defaced in
the intervening night of December 3 and 4, 2010.
According to the CBI, the IP addresses in the US has been
linked to Amazon.com Inc (Amazon Web Services) and
Network Operations Center Inc whereas the third one is traced
to DEACDCRIGAHOSTINGNET, Digitalas Ekonomikas Attistibas
Centres 24 J Riga in Latvia.
"We are investigating the matter. An application has been
filed before the court to get access to authorities in the US
and Europe to get information. We would send a team to trace
hackers once we have the desired information," a senior CBI
He said initially the CBI will seek details of network
administrators and other technical information used to log in
to the network used in hacking the CBI website.
The CBI had secured its website from the hackers after
putting up more secure features on its portals in January.