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BJP website hacked, meme on PM Modi posted


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The website of India’s ruling party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was suspended after being attacked by hackers on Tuesday. The website soon after attack went into ‘maintenance mode’.

Social media was abuzz with the screenshot of the meme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted on the official website of BJP. Below the meme, was a music video of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

The posted meme featured German Chancellor Angela Markle walked past Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he tried to shake hands with her.

Later when trying to open the website it displayed the message, “We will be back soon! Sorry for the inconvenience but we’re performing some maintenance at the moment. We’ll be back online shortly.”

India claimed within hours of Pulwama attack, a group of Pakistani hackers reportedly attacked 90 Indian government websites, leading India to initiate counter-offensive measures in cyberspace.

The Indian’s ruling party has accused Pakistani hackers of intruding into their cyberspace. On the other hand, BJP’s rival party, Rahul Gandhi led Congress could not resist from mocking BJP.

Congress Party, poking fun at the alleged hacking of the BJP’s website tweeted, “Morning @BJP4India, we realize you’ve been down for a long time now. If you need help getting back up, we’re happy to help ??,” tweeted the Congress Party with an emoji of hugging face.

The cyber-attack happened on Tuesday morning and since then no group has claimed the responsibility of hacking website.

The attack on the BJP’s website came amid the heightened tensions between India and Pakistan that escalated after deadly Pulwama attack. The Pulwama attack claimed the lives of 44 Indian troops.

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India claimed within hours of Pulwama attack, a group of Pakistani hackers reportedly attacked 90 Indian government websites, leading India to initiate counter-offensive measures in cyberspace.

In the same week, a similar cyber-attack was made on the official website of Pakistan Foreign Office. The hackers allegedly removed the profile of Prime Minister Imran Khan from the website.

The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Muhammad Faisal said that hackers’ attempt was thwarted by the IT team and that the website was functioning without any issues in Pakistan. However, visitors to the website from Holland, Australia, Britain, and Saudi Arabia for a short period of time faced difficulty in opening it.

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