New Delhi, March 5: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) website was hacked on Tuesday morning. People trying to log on to www.bjp.org were getting an error 522 message. According to some social media users, the site's home page was also showing some abusive words earlier. In no time, social media users started circulating messages saying the BJP website was hacked. The home page also carried a video mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pulwama Aftermath: Pakistan Tried to Hack Over 90 Indian Websites, Failed Miserably.
Later, the website displayed the message, "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."
Screenshot of BJP Website After It Was Hacked
Screenshot of home page of BJP's website that was hacked. The screenshot was circulated on Twitter (Photo credits: Twitter)
On Sunday, there were reports that Pakistan cyber hackers tried to attack more than 90 Indian websites post the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which40 CRPF jawans were martyred.
As per reports, although the Pakistani hackers were not able to breach the firewalls and protective measures, the attack forced India to use offensive measures in the cyber domain to counter them. Notably, the location of attackers was traced to Bangladesh.
However, there has been no word yet on who was behind the hacking of BJP's official website.