The official website of Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, was hacked for the second time in 24 hours. The first time, it read “Happy Birthday Pooja.” It was restored by 8 am on the same morning, but was subsequently re-hacked to read: “Sorry, I Have a Boyfriend. ~ Pooja”
The website was first hacked during the wee hours of Tuesday, 22 May. The second instance occurred on the evening of 22 May.
No group or person has claimed responsibility for either of the hacks.
"It's quite shocking that something like this should have been done. The moment we got to know, the university administration was alerted and we responded. We were able to restore the website within a few hours, much before the university opened in the morning,” said Dr Saima Saeed, professor at Jamia.
The website, Saeed said, was restored by 8 am, adding that the matter will be dealt with strictly. She said that no formal complaint has been filed yet, as the administration is still looking into the matter.
The website is now up and running, but Twitter definitely had a field day with people guessing who ‘Pooja’ was to wondering if she would be impressed with the hack.
'Tumhare liye mein chaand taare tod launga' is a thing of past now. Meet the new age lover ?— SaahilMurli Menghani (@saahilmenghani) May 21, 2018
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
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
Jamia website hacked. Hope the hacker is like that Masaan movie character who gifts a teddy to 'Pooja' near a jhaal-mudhi stall. The scene in which Vicky Kaushal finishes off with the lovable dialogue, "पाँच रुपये के भुजा के लिए कोई लड़की इतना उत्पात भी तो नही मचाती है"। pic.twitter.com/PoDfIgHyGr— Shiv Sunny (@shivsunny) May 21, 2018
This is Jamia Millia Islamia's official website rn.https://t.co/SteYGJmw7g— Atif Yamin (@atifyamin_) May 21, 2018
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Google celebrates birthdays with small doodles, but #Jamia dedicates its entire website! Whattey hack.#OurUniversityIsOurUniversity_NoneOfYourUniversity #JamiaWebsiteHacked pic.twitter.com/KQVmOvVlRt— Aaqib Raza Khan (@aaqibrk) May 22, 2018
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