The website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) was reportedly hacked late on Monday, 10 September. The screenshots of the website shared by several users on Twitter showed an image of the popular cartoon character Doraemon and a heart, accompanied by two captions saying, "Doraemon!!!!!!! Pick up the Call" and "I.M.STEWPEED".
The website, however, was later restored in the morning on Tuesday. It's not known yet as to who was behind the hack.
The website's content is managed by UPSC itself, and not the National Informatics Centre (NIC), which manages various other government websites, reported Livemint.
Several people reported the hacking on social media.
Upsc website hacked yesterday ???????????? ?— Mysterious? (@i_srujana) September 11, 2018
Uploaded Doraemon pick the call song on website ?????? pic.twitter.com/oyVFpyPAtF
That moment when after seeing upsc website hacked, I actually wasted half an hour listening to original jingle theme of Doraemon both in Japanese and Hindi #UPSC #DIgitalIndia?? pic.twitter.com/cM5YLuszR4— Kiran Ravinutala (@kiranravinutala) September 11, 2018
The website of UPSC has been hacked!!?? pic.twitter.com/OFpHy9k56t— Ruchika Chaubey (@chaubeyruchii) September 10, 2018
In April this year, the Supreme Court's website was allegedly hacked by a Brazilian group when the court was hearing the Judge BH Loya case.
The Defence Ministry's official website was also hacked in April, while nine other government sites, including that of the Home Minister crashed in no time. But the government said it was all due to a "process of technical upgradations".
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