The website was defaced with messages such as "Stuck by Faisal 1337", "Pakistan Zindabad", "Your Website Stamped By & Pak Cyber Attackers Team". Another message read, "Security is just an illusion".
The premier educational institution's website first crashed late Monday night. A birthday wish greeted the users. It read, "Happy Birthday Pooja. Your love." The site was restored in the morning.
After 9 pm on Tuesday, another message reportedly flashed on the website. It read, "Sorry, I Have a Boyfriend. Pooja," according to news agency ANI, suggesting that the website was hacked for the second time.
After the first episode of hacking, the university officials said the issue would be taken 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 news agency PTI.
So May 22 is Pooja's birthday and now the whole of Jamia knows about it ! Guess how ?— Qudsia Mushahid (@MushahidQudsia) May 21, 2018
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 pic.twitter.com/GY6TdeOwi6
Jamia Millia Islamia's media coordinator said that the university received information about the hacking between 12 and 1 am on Monday 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.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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