WC defeat: Upset, Bangla man hacks MP's Vikram varsity site

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ujjain
  • Updated: Mar 26, 2015 16:31 IST

Upset over their defeat at the hands of India in the ICC Cricket World Cup quarterfinals, a suspected Bangladeshi national hacked Ujjain-based Vikram University (www.vikramuniv.net) website and put some abusive words on it.

The hacker who identified himself as ‘silent hacker’, left a comment that Team India cheated Bangladesh in the match. He also posted picture of Rohit Sharma who slammed 137 runs and Shikhar Dhawan who took catch of Bangladesh in-form batsman Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad while his foot was touching boundary rope.

University registrar SC Arya said the university website has been hacked by a suspected Bangladesh-based person, who called himself a silent hacker. "Such act shows unsporting attitude of people. Being true sports lover, one should accept victory and defeat equally," Arya said.

Apart from putting abusive words and pictures on the website, hacker also crashed university's examinational result page and data related to students' results.

Vikram University officials said they are consulting IT experts before lodging a complaint with the police.

"Data can be retrieved and there is no need to worry as far as students are concerned," Arya added.

On March 19, India had thrashed Bangladesh by a margin of 109 runs margin in the World Cup.

About future course of action, Arya said apart from informing local police, a team of experts was pressed into action to correct website as well as to recover the deleted data.

When contacted superintendent of police Manohar Singh Verma said that the police and the cyber cell are ready to provide every possible help to the university.

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