UPSC website hacked, picture of Doraemon displayed; now restored
The official website of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) was hacked late on Monday, meaning it has joined the long list of government-run websites to have met the fate. The website (http://www.upsc.gov.in/) was restored soon after the hacking. When the website was hacked, it showed a picture of cartoon character Doraemon, with its background music being played. Here's more about it.
Doraemon!!!! Pick up the call, read the message on website
The widely popular show revolves around Doraemon helping Nobita in his day to day activities, and it seems the hackers followed it regularly. Along with Doraemon's picture, the website had the message: Doraemon!!!! Pick up the call. At the bottom of the page, the words: I.M. STEWPEED, were displayed.
Twitter users tag PM, Digital India, to inform about hacking
The fact about website being hacked caught the attention of netizens quickly. They tweeted images of the website and tagged the handles of Prime Minister, Digital India, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Many netizens found it funny, more so because of a cartoon character.
This is what visitors of UPSC website saw
Upsc website hacked yesterday 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 😂— Mysterious🦁 (@i_srujana) September 11, 2018
Uploaded Doraemon pick the call song on website 😝😝😝😝😝😝 pic.twitter.com/oyVFpyPAtF
This is not the first time a government-website was hacked
Like mentioned before, this is not the first time a government website was hacked. In April this year, the official website of Supreme Court was hacked after the court dismissed plea for independent probe in Judge Loya's death. The same month, website of Defense Ministry was hacked and characters in Mandarin appeared on the page. It was restored in a short while.