BJP Website Hacked, Memes Making Fun of PM Modi PostedTop Stories

March 05, 2019 16:39
BJP Website Hacked, Memes Making Fun of PM Modi Posted

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The official website of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was hacked early on Tuesday morning and is currently on maintenance mode.

The hackers featured memes on Prime Minister Modi, which in no time went abuzz on social media with screenshots.

But, while trying to open the website, it showed the message saying: "We will be back soon! Sorry for the inconvenience but we're performing some maintenance at the moment. We'll be back online shortly."

The website of the country's ruling political party stopped functioning amid brewing tensions between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed.

Within hours of the Pulwama attack, Pakistani-linked hackers reportedly attacked nearly 90 Indian government websites, leading India to initiate counter-offensive measures in cyberspace.

In the same week, Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs website was not working in several countries including the United States.

Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal alleged that New Delhi was behind the attack.

According to a report in the Dawn, cross-border hacking attacks have been sporadic yet common since at least 1998.

By Sowmya Sangam


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