Official website of Dr Hari Singh Gaur University in Sagar was hacked and Pakistani flag was posted on it on Wednesday evening. The university has registered a police complaint and also informed the Union ministry of human resources development about the hacking.
Along with Pak flag, the alleged Pakistani hackers also posted, “Kamal karte ho Pandeyji. Well it is a hack by Pakistani hackers and a slap on the faces of Indian cyber security & the India government.” Who is “Pandey ji” is not known .The hackers also posted, “India government called us cyber criminals. Yes, we are Al Qaeda of cyber space.” The web site was shut after the incident.
Spokesman of the university Diwakar Singh told TOI over phone, “We take services of Lucknow and Banaras based server called Go Daddy. In fact, there was cyber attack on Go Daddy on Wednesday evening, affecting a large number of websites, including ours.”
Singh said, “Soon after the hacking, the website was closed down and the objectionable posts were deleted. We can’t talk with authenticity about the contents of the post that had already been removed.” Singh said that an FIR was registered, besides following the mandatory practice of informing the union ministry of HRD.