New Delhi, May 22: The official website of Jamia Millia Islamia University was hacked late midnight on Tuesday. When students of Jamia’s mass communication course reportedly accessed the website at around 12:30am, the website (http://jmi.ac.in), a birthday wish welcomed them which read, “Happy Birthday Pooja. Your love.”Also Read - Jamia University to Reopen From Nov For Final Year Vaccinated PhD Students
Arif, a final year student, who visited the site late midnight said that instead of the usual page with the information about the university, he found this weird message of someone trying to express his/her love. However, no individual or group has claimed responsibility for the same. The university officials have not commented on the hacking episode so far. Also Read - Air India Passengers' Data Including Credit Card Details Leaked in Major Cyber Attack; 45 Lakh Customers Affected
Last month, the official website of the Supreme Court was hacked. The site, supremecourtofindia.nic.in, displayed a leaf-like image with text “Hackeado por HiTech Brazil Hac Team” on top. Also Read - Jamia Professor Nabila Sadiq Dies Of COVID Days After Twitter SOS | This Was Her Last Tweet
Earlier this year, websites of Home, Defence, Law and Labour Ministries also went down in a suspected cyber attack, raising a serious question on the security system of the country. However, the National Informatics Centre (NIC) had maintained that it was a “technical configuration issue. “ On that note, in 2016, a total of 199 government websites were hacked in India, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had told the Parliament. In fact, more than 700 websites under the Indian government have been hacked from 2013 to 2016.
Last year in January, the website of the National Security Guard (NSG), the Indian Special Forces unit combating terror activities, was also hacked posing un-precedented threat to national security.
(With agency inputs)