The website of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) saw a sudden rise in their visitor count on Monday after a topless photograph of Bollywood actor Sunny Leone found its way online.
The Times of India reported:
The photograph captioned "having fun in the shower" appeared in a section that monitors the movement of trash pick-up vans in the city. The number of daily visitors to the site went up by 16 per cent, but officials were "not sure" if the photograph caused the spike.
The GHMC officials swiftly pulled down the picture after they started receiving calls from residents of the city. They have claimed that the website had been hacked.
While Surendra Mohan, additional commissioner (IT), GHMC, told TOI that an internal probe was on to nail the culprits, and pointed fingers at the Centre for Good Governance (CGG), which hosts the site. The latter has said that it is not responsible as the agreement between the two had ended.