Suspected Pakistani hackers who call themselves “Zero Cool”, on May 9 hacked All India Football Federation’s website and posted a picture of Kulbhushan Jadhav stating that they will send his “dead body back” to India.
The hackers also mocked Indians for not knowing “the difference between Snapchat and Snapdeals”.
The site was later restored to its original state with the AIFF calling it a “technical glitch” and “reckless sliding tackle” on their Twitter handle.
Sorry for the inconveniences faced by you due to a technical glitch on https://t.co/7ahsAqfW77 . Please stay tuned, we’ll come back shortly.
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) May 9, 2017
UP AND RUNNING! Our website has been restored, after what we call a ‘reckless sliding tackle’, caused us a slight problem. #BackTheBlue
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— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) May 10, 2017
The site was hacked just hours after the UN’s international court – ICJ asked Pakistan to put Indian national Kulbhusan Jadhav’s execution order on hold.
While it has not been established yet if the hacker group is actually based in Pakistan or not, the messages posted on the hacked site implied that they were indeed from Pakistan.
Kulbhushan was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court last month for allegedly being an R&AW agent who they claim was spying on Pakistan.
India, on the other hand, has denied all the claims made by Pakistan, stating Jadhav is an Indian national who was kidnapped in Iran while he was running a business there.