With the trend of websites getting hacked, the hackers took control over one of the official websites of the government once again. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) website was hacked yesterday and has been restored by the authorities today morning.
The website had the title track of ‘Doraemon’ cartoon with Hindi audio. The text on the website said ‘Doraemon!!!!! Pick up the call‘ along with ‘I. M. STEWPEED’ at the bottom
The incident came to light when a few UPSC aspirants started sharing screenshots of the hacked website on Twitter around midnight.
Website managed by UPSC
According to the UPSC website, the content of the website is owned and managed by UPSC itself, unlike other government websites which are usually managed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).
The website was hacked on the very day the UPSC recruitment process for 2018 began.
Tagging officials on Twitter to fix the UPSC website
Some of the Twitter users tagged the official handles of PM, Digital India, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology among others, asking them to fix the website.
Some made fun of it while some of the users expressed their anger on Twitter
Cyber attacks in India
A lot of official websites of the government have been hacked till now. According to the report of Indian Computer Emergency Response (CERT-In), China has made the highest number of attacks on the official websites of India.
While analysing the data for April and June, CERT has found that 35 per cent of intruding activities on Indian cyberspace are from China.