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‘Pakistan’ Group Hacks IIT Delhi and DU Websites, Posts about Kashmir Violence


A group of Pakistan has hacked, on Tuesday, official websites of the 4 important Indian Institutes - IIT Varanasi, AMU (Aligarh Muslim University), IIT Delhi (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi) and DU (Delhi University) - along with few lesser known institutions several times.


Although initially the above 4 educational institutes has reinstated their websites, but hackers has again brought down and posted the anti-Indian and pro-Pakistani messages on the websites.


One group named as 'Pakistan Haxors CREW - PHC' claimed the accountability of hacking two websites, and posted one screenshot on its Facebook page stating that they had hacked many websites including those of IIT-BHU in Varanasi and Aligarh Muslim University.


Hindustantimes.com posted on April 25th, 2017, stating that though officials of 2 institutions and Delhi Police said that they are not aware about hacking of the websites, several users claimed that they saw "Pakistani propaganda" messages while trying to access the websites.


Huzur Saran, Head of Department of Computer Service Centre, IIT-Delhi, sent email to the faculty members as well as to all students regarding this hacking, stating "just to clarify, the IIT-Delhi servers were not hacked but there was a hacking in the Ernet Domain Name System (DNS) servers. Since the name iitd.ac.in is registered with Ernet, anybody trying to look up (the same) will first ask Ernet servers who are supposed to refer the request to IIT-Delhi servers."


An official of Delhi University said that hackers did not defaced the home page of the website, but made changes directing users to different page in which message was posted.


Pakistan Haxors Crew (PHC) claimed themselves as hackers, left the message: "Stuck by PHC" on all the 3 websites. However, the hackers said that they never stole or delete anything, but only "deliver my message to the government and the people of India."


Ministry of Information Technology says that it has been found that attacks on the Indian websites have originated from countries including Pakistan, Romania, China, Syria, Hong Kong, Italy, United Arab Emirates and the US.


The spokesperson of AMU added that the issue was brought into their knowledge, and its IT department is looking on the issue. However, it was not possible to contact IIT-BHU immediately.

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