The Mysore University website remained breached and defaced for about 8 hours after hackers claiming to be an Islamic group hacked the site and posted ‘jihadi literature’ on the homepage.
Times of India reports that the group had interests in Myanmar.
Home Minister G Parameshwara told TOI that cybercrime division of the police is looking for the perpetrators. Police reportedly said that the hackers identified themselves as the `Tunisian cyber resistance al-Fallaga Team' and their message called for an end to sectarian killings in Myanmar.
- It was at 7.45am on Sunday that the university top brass learnt about the hacking of its site. In the next 20 minutes, they got the post removed by delinking the URL from the varsity's URL. The website was restored by 8.10am.
Registrar C Basavaraju told TOI they are yet to ascertain the motive behind the defacing of the site. “As soon as we learnt about the incident, we success fully took corrective action in quick time,” he added.
- The university has denied any data theft.