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A Boy, Aged 17, was Arrested for Hacking the Website of UPSC on September 10

 

The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) website hacking case has been cracked now. The Delhi Police's Special Cell appointed for the case investigation has arrested a boy, aged 17, who is behind the hack. The boy was caught by the Delhi Police's Special Cell on 10 September, 2018.

 

The Police have disclosed that the boy is from Uttar Pradesh, and is enrolled under a Central University of Delhi for pursuing a technical course. As per the police, the boy was staying in Delhi at a rented house. The father of the accused is a businessman and stays abroad. He has already been informed about his son's arrest.

 

In his statement, the 17-year-old said that he learnt about the hacking from internet through various websites recently. He also added that he tried to hack many Government websites from the past three weeks.

 

As per a police official's statement given to the Indian Express, the accused tried to hack many government websites from the past three weeks, but could not succeed in doing so. Finally, when he reached the Union Public Service Commission's website, he found it vulnerable and was able to hack the same.

 

The Union Public Service Commission's website was reportedly got hacked on September 10, 2018. Several images that were posted on the Twitter, displayed a famous cartoon character Doraemon, having a gun in the pocket. On September 11, 2018 (i.e. Tuesday morning), the UPSC website was restored.

 

Cat robot of popular kids' show usually has a smiling face, but soon after the hacking attack, the cat robot was seen with a bruised face along with the caption "Doraemon!!!!!!! Pick up the Call". Also the caption below the image says "I.m.Stewpeed". After the website got hacked, it showed a blinking heart besides the cartoon character
and the theme music was being played in background.

 

According to the statistics provided by the government, during April 2017 to January 2018, more than 22,000 Indian websites along with portals were hacked. KJ Alphons, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, wrote in a reply to Lok Sabha that according to the data given by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, 22,207 websites of India were hacked in the given period, which also includes more than 114 government portals.

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