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Hackers Deface Jamia Millia Islamia University Website


On May 21, Jamia Millia Islamia University encountered a hack into its official website that was defaced with the words "Happy Birthday Pooja." Even as no official statement has come from the institution, no individual else group too asserted it was behind the attack.


Visitors to the website tweeted guesses about Pooja's identity and even thought whether the girl would be pleased to see her name in a hack. Previously during 2018, several other websites had been encountering cyber-attacks. Among those targeted were the ministries of labour, law, defence and home in addition to the country's apex court the Supreme Court.


Presently, the online site of Jamia Millia Islamia University is in its original restored form; however, Twitter users expressed their wonder at the alarm yet amusing happening that occurred. Ndtv.com posted this, May 22, 2018.


Thus Pooja's birthday is on May 21, this news spread all over the university. Apparently, the news is because of the website's hack by the technical man. Simultaneously, when many government websites had been hacked, including the site of the Supreme Court, it raised concern among government officials. The hacker of the Supreme Court website during April was allegedly one Brazilian hackers' gang that flashed a message "hackeado por HighTech Brazil HackTeam."


Previously during 2018, crucial websites such as of labour, law, defence and home ministries were thought to undergo doubtful cyber-attacks. But CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) and NIC (National Informatics Centre) attributed the website hacks to certain problem of technical configuration.


As per data from the Ministry of Home, an overall 199 government online sites suffered hacks within the country back during 2016. Also as per a reply that MoS for Electronics and IT, K. J Alphons submitted inside the Lok Sabha during March 2018, more than 22,000 Indian sites, notably among them 114 government websites, suffered hacks during the period April 2017-January 2018. In all, 493 impacted websites propagated malware after getting hacked, Alphons reported.


During January 2017, the National Security Guard website, the unit of Indian Special Forces that fights terror activities, too encountered a hack. However, CERT-In blocked that site immediately.

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