The website of Kirori Mal College (KMC) was hacked for the second time this year on Sunday, 25th August 2019. Read on to find out more.
Hacking College websites has now become a recurring phenomenon. Almost every year India experiences the hacking of the websites of educational institutions at a concerning rate. In the past, websites of many institutions like IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, Jamia Malia Islamia, and Aligarh Muslim University have been hacked.
This time yet again, the official website of Kirori Mal College was targeted, which was dismaying for the portal committee and the administration of the college.
The website was defaced by messages like “Hacked by Dark Knight” and “we all stand for the secular and liberal ideology of DU”, calling out the members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for how they may “forcefully install Sarvakar’s bust in the campus but cannot bring it into our hearts”. It further said how deeply painful it is to see the way the Delhi University Students’ Union elections take place and asked the student fraternity to rise against corruption and violence, accusing political parties of bribing college students with “movie tickets” in exchange for votes.
According to Atithi, a student from KMC, “The college website getting hacked twice in a row is a matter of concern for the college administration as it shows a lack of vigilance and carelessness on their part. It affects us too. A lot of valuable information and other data is uploaded on the website, the credibility of which will be questioned; appropriate and quick action needs to be taken so that such things are not repeated in future”
Anujriti Painuli, another student from the College, stated, “The Dark Knight named hacker who got into the website proved the inefficiency of website, which is not up to the mark for such a reputed college.” She also added that the person has particularly targeted the ruling party, accusing them of being biased towards a single community
Students strongly believe that this act of outrageous and irrational behavior is purely a manifestation of unhealthy competition on political grounds. This is a sensitive time for the College website since the process of admission is going on with cut-offs still being released and the new students refer to the website for information regarding time tables and societies.
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