Mysuru: The Mysore University website was hacked by an Islamist group in Myanmar on Sunday. The hackers had even posted Jihadi literature on the home page of the website. For about eight hours, the website remained spoil.
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When the university authorities came to know about the incident, they erased the text and and restored the site. They also informed the police after they came to know about the matter.
Home minister G Parameshwara said, “Cybercrime cops have launched a hunt for the hackers. The incident comes close on the heels of a bomb blast at a Mysuru court.”
The university came to know about the incident on Sunday at 7.45am on Sunday. The post was removed by the university authorities in the next 20 minutes and they removed the URL. The website was restored by 8.10am.
Registrar C Basavaraju told TOI, "As soon as we learnt about the incident, we successfully took corrective action in quick time," he added.
"The hackers have used our platform to insert their page by adding their URL," said G Hemantha Kumar, a computer science professor.
Kumar, the system coordinator said, “The website firewall has been reconfigured to beef up its security, besides adding more preventive measures.”
Recently, The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences website was also hacked by the hackers