Hacking official government websites seems to be an easy task in India, specially if one goes by the status – according to the government data, an astonishing 22,000 Indian websites have been hacked between April 2017 and January 2018 alone! This leaves very little doubt about the security lapse in our Indian systems and how vulnerable our Indian government is.
Shockingly, in the early 2018, the main websites of home, defence, law and labour ministries were caught in suspected cyber attack. As any Indian official would do, they conveniently put the blame on “technical configuration issue”.
Speaking of hacking, Jamia Millia Islamia University is the latest victim and in an open embarrassment. The university’s main website page was hacked on May 22 midnight by an unanimous user and he left a lingering note, on an establishment which has existed since the British rule in 1920.
The hacker seems to be a lovelorn ‘aashiq‘ who decided to wish his ‘Pooja’ on the Islamist university’s main page and simply signed off as ‘your love’. This lover-cum-hacker not only HACKED into the Muslim university’s website, but posted it at exact midnight hour! This is the ‘message’:
The hacking was discovered when a Jamia‘s mass communication final year student Arif, accessed the website at around 12:30 am, and found the black screen smeared with this ‘Happy Birthday Pooja‘ message instead!
Hell broke loose and soon, the website’s hacking was spread like wild fire. Twitterates who are always up for such weird/crazy news like prying preys, had a field day making fun of the university but also complimenting the hacker-lover at the same.
Have a look at some of the most funny reactions which Pooja’s lover generated overnight:
“Pooja should marry him!,” suggested another user!
— Osama Ashraf (@osamaashraf06) May 21, 2018
Cops some cupid work for you guys!
So May 22 is Pooja’s birthday and now the whole of Jamia knows about it ! Guess how ?
The technical Aashiq has hacked the Jamia Millia Islamia website and wrote #HappyBirthdayPooja on the page ! Impressive isnt it ..cops some cupid work for you guys 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/GY6TdeOwi6
— Qudsia Mushahid (@MushahidQudsia) May 21, 2018
Some aawara aashiq?!
Some awara ashiq must have done this to impress his lady love on her bday. Dear Jamia, I hope u guys r not filling an FIR for this. 😁 pic.twitter.com/Bgy7S9bT73
— Anindya (@AninBanerjeeeee) May 21, 2018
Pooja, you’re very lucky lady!
Someone just hacked the Jamia University website. And Pooja: you’re either a very lucky lady or you need to run, very fast. pic.twitter.com/mE824kU8oK
— Aniruddha Ghosal (@aniruddhg1) May 21, 2018
Hacking skills are just fine!
So, Jamia Millia University website hacked by lover of Pooja. Hacker trying to impress girlfriend 😍It does say “Happy Birthday Pooja” T3AM: Your LOVE . Hacking Skills fine, Is Pooja impressed? who knows…. @JamiaMillia @IndianCERT pic.twitter.com/dmQXmLYrp5
— Rajiv Ranjan Singh (@CyberMuster) May 21, 2018
While some thought it was relationship goals!
A guy hacked official site of “Jamia Millia Islamia” University on her lover’s birthday..
PYAAR HO TOH ESSA. pic.twitter.com/wtSzon7I4A
— Akram 🇮🇳 (@akramismm) May 21, 2018
'Tumhare liye mein chaand taare tod launga' is a thing of past now. Meet the new age lover 😄
Jamia Millia Islamia's website has been hacked. Hacker, presumably Pooja's lover, has left this birthday message for her on website's opening page 😄😄 pic.twitter.com/tkTN9Rg47J
— SaahilMurli Menghani (@saahilmenghani) May 21, 2018
Someone didn’t like this hacker’s joke!
The strong action should be taken by the govt of India against the hacker who hacked the website of JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA(a central University).
— zafarquasmi (@zafarquasmi1) May 21, 2018
And one user thought it was ‘love jihad’!
Jamia Millia Islamia University website Hacked…
Writes: "Happy Birthday Pooja"
Clear case of Love Jihad pic.twitter.com/u0Jy1GYn0m
— Mihir Jha ✍️ (@MihirkJha) May 22, 2018
It had to turn into a meme, isn’t it?
— Iqbal Ahmed Talukdar (@miatalukdar) May 21, 2018
While the internet is going crazy, the college has released any official statement on this matter. The hacker is still unknown and fortunately (for the website) the main is now restored. This hacker gave everyone a field day, so no complaints there!