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Cyber crime police to investigate UoM  hacking case

The official website of University of Mysore , www.mysoreuniversity.ac.in, which  was hacked allegedly by suspected cyber attackers have formally filed an e- complaint and sought a police probe.  It was later revived, officials said.

The UoM authorities  realised that the internet homepage, which usually displays class and departmental information, was taken over by a group calling themselves Tunisian cyber resistance Al Fallaga Team. The authorities discovered the website had been hacked last week, with the web page displaying “Islam is the only religion, Stop killing Burma Muslims, Stop Buddhist Terror.”

The website is said to be hacked by Tunisian Cyber resistance Al Fallaga Team. The functioning of the website was restored after the authorities were alerted on the hacking. Now the website is working normally. Prof Hemanth Kumar, Coordinator, Information and Communication Division (ICD), a unit of UoM, said that the incident happened Saturday around 12:00 am and they came to know about it next day morning. “The problem was solved within 15 minutes. We have been managing the website since  10 years. This is the first time we have come across such an incident.  The website is managed by Q Ventures, a Hyderabad- based company and no data regarding the university has been lost.”

H S  Renukaradhya, cyber cell inspector,  speaking to the media, confirmed that  this is the third incident  in Mysuru and the first in which Jihadi literature was posted.  He also said that these  things are done to show off their  efficiency in hacking to earn notoriety, either to make money or to  promote their agendas.

 

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