Delhi University, AMU, IIT-Delhi and IIT-BHU websites hacked
The mobile versions of the over 10 educational institutes, including University of Delhi, IIT- Delhi, IIT-BHU, University of Kerala and Aligarh Muslim University, were defaced on Tuesday by a group of hackers claiming to be from Pakistan.
Other websites which were hacked are University of Kota, Army Institute of Management and Technology, Greater Noida, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Army Institute of Management, Kolkata, National Aerospace Laboratories and Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS).
The group, which calls itself ‘PHC Pakistani 133t w4s h3r3’, defaced the website by claiming that the “hack is in response to Code-Man’s hack of Pakistan’s Railway Ministry website railways.gov.pk and in solidarity with innocent Kashmiri people being killed by Indian Army”.
The hackers posted messages promoting freedom for Kashmir, and against the Indian government.
The group put up pro-Pakistan slogans and added: “Nothing deleted or stolen. Just here to deliver my message to the government and the people of India.” They also posted videos showing alleged brutality committed by Indian soldiers in Kashmir. The hackers signed off saying: “#Security Is Just an Illusion”.
The attack comes at a time when the admission season in colleges is around the corner, and the Kashmir Valley has been rocked by a a long student unrest.
In January, the National Security Guard’s website was hacked by a group identifying itself as the “Alone injector”. In 2016, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team said that there had been an increase in the number of government website breaches compared to 2015, NDTV reported.
Respected Source – TheHindu.com