BJP’s official website, bjp.org has been hacked in the latest cyber attack. No hacker groups have claimed any responsibility for the cyber attack yet. Screenshots of the homepage of the party site appear to show a meme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel. The website seems to have gone offline at the moment.
Earlier, in another incident related to cyber attack, the official website of the Chhattisgarh BJP unit was allegedly hacked by Pakistan hackers.
In the image that the hackers had put on the BJP Chhattisgarh’ official website, it had read, “Don’t ever think about Kashmir”, the message further said, “we are ready to give you counterblast in the battlefield any time in every aspect”. The hackers claimed belonging to Pakistan.
D Mashke, the state BJP IT cell head had said, “More than 100 websites were hacked in a cyber-attack, our website was one of them”, as quoted by ANI. He added, “We’ve registered a complaint. They can’t take us head on, that’s why they resort to such things.”
Meanwhile, the INCIndia twitter handle on Wednesday, tweeted, “Morning @BJP4India, we realise you’ve been down for a long time now. If you need help getting back up, we’re happy to help.”
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 6, 2019
In December 2016, The website of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras was hacked and pro-Pakistan messages were posted on it that left its students in rude shock. The website apparently was hacked by one ‘Faisal 1337x’.
Update 12:35 PM, 6th March
The website reads, “We’ll be back soon! Sorry for the inconvenience but we’re performing some maintenance at the moment. We’ll be back online shortly!” — Web Admin
— Ankur Bhardwaj (@Bhayankur) March 5, 2019
Bhaiya aur Bhehno if you’re not looking at the BJP website right now- you’re missing out
— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) March 5, 2019