The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) website was hacked on Tuesday morning around 11.30 am and later remained inaccessible. No hacker group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
The website’s homepage showed a meme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Around 12.30 pm, a message on the homepage said the site was under maintenance and will be “back online shortly”.
Several screenshots of the hacked page appeared on Twitter. An abusive message on top of the page implied the party is fooling the Indian citizens. That was followed by a GIF of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. There is also a YouTube link to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody – Muppets version.
Twitter erupted with reactions after the incident.
Q. What do you call it when you get trapped in your own trap?
A. BJP’s website being hacked!#BJPWebsiteHacked
— Arjun Modhwadia (@arjunmodhwadia) March 5, 2019
— Manjunath ಮಂಜುನಾಥ್ منجوناتھ (@ManjunathTahir) March 5, 2019
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— Unofficial : Kumari Shobhakka (@KumariShobakka) March 5, 2019
— kuldeep pathak (@kdpathak1405) March 5, 2019
चौकीदार अपनी वेबसाइट की सुरक्षा नहीं
कर पा रहा है तो देश की सुरक्षा क्या करेगा
— Muskan (@MuskanINC) March 5, 2019
The Congress could not resist taking a swipe at its arch-rival.
“If you’re not looking at the BJP website right now — you’re missing out,” said Divya Spandana, head of social media for the main opposition party.
Bhaiya aur Bhehno if you’re not looking at the BJP website right now- you’re missing out
— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) March 5, 2019
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 which 44 CRPF jawans were martyred.
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