'DU includes Chetan Bhagat's book in syllabus, gets website hacked': Twitter rofls after pro-Pak hackers target IIT-Delhi, AMU and DU websites

In an unprecented cyber attack, the websites of India's three prestigious institutions were hacked on April 25 afternoon. Here's how Twitter users reacted

In an unprecedented cyber attack, the websites of India’s three prestigious institutions were hacked on April 25 afternoon. The hacker group which calls itself by the name PHC, attacked the websites of University of Delhi (DU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D).

The group posted several hate messages against India and blamed the Indian army for ‘the killing of innocent people in Kashmir’. According to the reports, the group of hackers has also hacked around ten government websites including that of CSIR-National AerospaceLaboratories.

The hacking happened days after an alleged Indian group hacked some thirty Pakistan government websites to ‘avenge’ the sentencing of former Indian Nay officer Kulbhushan Yadav.

Earlier on 1 January, hackers had defaced the country’s lead anti-terror commando force, the National Security Guard website and left abusive messages.

Indian websites are usually hacked from countries like China, Pakistan, Romania, Hong Kong, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Italy and the US.

After yesterday’s incident, the Twitterati reacted sharply ‘in its own way’, with some people managing to produce humour out of a tense situation. Here’s how our Twitter users reacted:

Twitter users used this situation to mock author Chetan Bhagat, whose book will be included in DU syllabus.

Even Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal wasn’t spared!

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