This Article is From May 22, 2018

Jamia Millia Islamia University's Official Website Hacked, Reads, "Happy Birthday Pooja"

Jamia Millia Islamia University website hacking episode triggered several reactions on Twitter.

Jamia Millia Islamia University's Official Website Hacked, Reads, 'Happy Birthday Pooja'

The hacked website of Jamia Millia Islamia read "Happy Birthday Pooja".

New Delhi:

The official website of Jamia Millia Islamia University was hacked late midnight on Tuesday.

On visiting Jamia Milia Islmia University's official website last night (, a birthday wish greeted the users. It read, "Happy Birthday Pooja. Your love."

No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the same and the University officials too are yet to comment on the hacking episode.

Currently, the Jamia Millia Islamia University's website is back up, but Twitter users had a field day on this alarming yet funny development.

"So May 22 is Pooja's birthday and now the whole of Jamia knows about it ! Guess how ? The technical Aashiq has hacked the Jamia Millia Islamia website and wrote #HappyBirthdayPooja on the page ! Impressive isnt it ..cops some cupid work for you guys," wrote a user.

"Pooja Should marry him!!," suggested another user.

The university condemned the hackers saying it would take the issue seriously.

"It is unfortunate that someone plays such pranks to send personalised messages. We would be taking this issue seriously. There would be a meeting and we will decide future course of action," the varsity's media coordinator Saima Saeed told PTI.

She said that the varsity received information about the hacking between 12 and 1 am last night.

"Our first response was to restore it and we managed to do it in six hours," she added.

In the past, websites of many educational institutions were hacked, including IITs of Delhi, Madras, Bombay and Kharagpur, Delhi University and Aligarh Muslim University.

Jamia Millia Islamia is a public central university in Delhi. It was established during British rule in 1920.

Earlier this year, websites of Home, Defence, Law and Labour Ministries went down in a suspected cyber attack, raising a serious question on the security system of the country.

However, the National Informatics Centre (NIC) had maintained that it was a "technical configuration issue."

In 2016, a total of 199 government websites were hacked in India, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had told the Parliament.

(With Inputs From ANI, PTI)