Nepal’s Official .np ccTLD Domain Registration got Damaged

(Last Updated On: June 7, 2018)

Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd provides free of charge domain booking, renewal, DNS pointing, DNS transfer etc. for .np domains through their website. They also provide other services like Web Hosting, VPS Hosting, Web Designing, Email Hosting etc.

Established in 1994, Mercantile Communications marking the debut of Internet Communication has emerged as the leading bandwidth provider for other Internet Service Providers in Nepal.

Plenty of .np ccTLD governmental websites got damaged yesterday after 5 PM evening on Wednesday. Exactly after 11 Months from the previous hack, the Mercantile has hacked again with including other .np domains local government websites also they posted script on the Mercantile official registration website which is now forwarded to may be malicious script and can affect, your system. They had injected this script on May 31st posting via Pak Cyber Thunders facebook page on June 1st.

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According to  Pak Cyber Thunders, the official .np Domain Registration got defaced but we are still waiting for the official source to know exactly what happened. As we can see the CACHE (mirror) page of the site was saved by robot on 2018-05-31 19:21:22.

Previously Mercantile official registration website was hacked by the same team PakMonster 11 Months ago on July 26, 2017.

The big question is why Pakistani hackers are targeting Nepali websites? Obviously, the hacker team is from Pakistan and are targeting Indian websites, but how come they attacked a Nepali website. And what may be the reason or what benefit they make of hacking this website? Are they fighting in favor of the citizen for latest Nepal Budget?  or fighting for social justice by putting direct pressure on government & politicians?

What do you think? Please mention your comment below.

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  1. Its a non profit social work provided by mercantile in nepal. I think whole world is charging for domain everyone have to buy a domain name but in nepal you dont have to buy. Organization is trying to make aware about the website its just like a providing education for needy one.

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