- Posting depicts Modi’s face hit by pellets after his eyes gorged out
- Hackers pledged to stand by J & K victims
- It is not clear whether the hacking was done by terrorists or mischief-mongers
- Varsity results not being displayed on restored site
Nellore: A case of hacking of Nellore-based Vikram Simhapuri University website, simha puriuniv.ap.in, allegedly by terrorists raising the Jammu and Kashmir issue in the name of ‘786’ came to light on Sunday morning. The site is being run by Sriva Technologies of Bengaluru.
The alleged terrorists posted warnings on the website against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bollywood Badshah Sharukh Khan. It is not clear whether the hacking was done by either terrorists or mischief-mongers. The posting depicts Modi’s face hit by pellets after his eyes gorged out.
Some students and former lecturers of the university found out that the website has been hacked. They took the issue to the notice of the varsity officials. Vice-Chancellor Veerayya and Registrar Sivasankar, in consultation with the computer wing and Sriva Technologies restored the website. However, the varsity results are not being displayed on the website.
The hacking of the university website exposed its failures in protecting its administrative set-up which ought to have been kept a secret, and paved way for its internal affairs reaching terror elements, D Madan, YSRCP student wing leader, told The Hans India. However, Sriva Technologies maintains that the hacking was done by a Pakistan-based organisation to protest the recent violence in J & K. The varsity officials remained unmoved to the episode over which students like Ramesh, leader of YSRCP student wing, and Haji, head of a student organisation, expressed severe anxiety. The hacking is being attributed to laxity leading to leak of valuable information across the borders.
The website was earlier hacked by a gang from Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan allegedly involved in fake certificate racket. This was exposed by a Hindi daily ‘Jagaran’ of Chhattisgarh disclosing the racket in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, causing a sensation. The website then was being managed by a Hyderabad-based software company.
There was no progress in the case after a complaint was lodged with the Cyberabad police in Hyderabad and the Nellore One Town Cyber wing police.