The official websites of over 10 Educational Institutions were hacked by a group of Pro-Pakistan hackers on Tuesday, who claim to have done no harm to the data stored. As per The Hindu, one of them was also quoted, “Just here to deliver my message to Indians.”
Websites of educational institutions including University of Delhi, University of Kerala, IIT-Delhi and Aligarh Muslim University were hacked, wherein the group barred public access to them by putting up a page displaying pro- Pakistan slogans. The page also displayed videos showing alleged brutality of Indian soldiers towards Kashmiri residents.
The group, claiming to be the ‘PHC Pakistani 133t w4s h3r3’, says that the move was in response to Code-Man’s hack of railways.gov.pk and in solidarity with innocent Kashmiri people being killed by Indian Army.
The time being around the admission season in various institutions, these websites draw significant attraction from aspirants, parents alike which might be one of the reasons why the hackers chose to deface the websites. Meanwhile, the unrest in Kashmir has taken new turn with students joining the stone pelting groups in school uniforms.
Later reports from the Registrar of University of Delhi, Tarun Das, claim that the access to the website been initially barred from outside.However, responding to the urgency of the admission process of the University, that entirely takes place online, problems were detected and successfully rectified.The Director of University of Kerala’s Computer Centre made similar claims, saying that the website had not been affected by the hackers.