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.
Morning News – Chetan Bhagat’s novel included in Delhi University’s English syllabus
Evening News – Delhi University Website hacked
— Swami (@mohitraj) April 25, 2017
IIT Delhi website hacked.
Oh no! Now Pakistan will now have a powerful weapon against India – All of Chetan Bhagat’s early writings.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) April 25, 2017
Even Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal wasn’t spared!
@ArvindKejriwal If IIT Delhi, University of Delhi’s website can be hacked by Pakistanis then why can’t EVMs
— Akhil Kumar (@AkhilKumarBn) April 25, 2017
Why is everyone so sure that Pakistani’s hacked IIT Delhi website? Maybe it was JNU students. Unhe chahiye aazadi.
— तमराज Kilvish (@kil_Wish) April 25, 2017
“IIT Delhi website hacked by Pakistani group.”
“what’s your take on this”?
“Pakistan mein bijli aa gayi”. :/
— gareeb (@Teetotroller_) April 25, 2017
They hacked IIT delhi website but we can’t hack their because….
Madraso ki koi website nahi hoti
— Sir Hardik Pandya (@bakchodified) April 25, 2017