The official website of Dr Hari Singh Gour Central University in Sagar was allegedly hacked by Pakistani miscreants who put up their national flag on the homepage and posted messages mocking India’s cyber security.
As news about Pakistani hackers breaking into the varsity’s website went viral yesterday, the university administration acted swiftly and closed it for a while.
As soon as the administration got information about hacking of the institute’s website, it was closed. Later, when it was re-started, it was again hacked by them following which it was made offline by the concerned authorities, University’s Media Officer, Diwakar Rajput said.
The hackers mocking Indian cyber security wrote messages on the website beginning with a dialogue of an Indian film, “...kamaal karte ho Pandeyji...well it’s a hack by Pakistani hacker and a slap on the faces of Indian cyber security.”
Describing themselves as the cyber world’s Al-Qaeda, the hackers further wrote, “Bharat sarkar hume cyber apradhi manti hai...haa hum cyber space ke Al-Qaeda hai (Indian government treats us as cyber criminals...yes we are the Al-Qaeda of cyber space).”
Meanwhile, varsity authorities are planning to restore the website by this evening.
“The website will be re-started by this evening. Entire data is safe. A formal complaint has been registered in this regard with the Civil Lines Police Station and a report has been sent to the Union Human Resources Development Ministry on the issue,” Rajput said.