Bangladeshi hacker's revenge for WC defeat, defaces MP university site

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ujjain
  • Updated: Mar 25, 2015 15:58 IST

The website of Ujjain-based Vikram University has been hacked by an alleged Bangladeshi hacker, who accused Team India of cheating during their ICC Cricket World Cup quarter-finals with the Bangladeshi team, officials said on Wednesday.

University registrar SC Arya said the website was hacked by a miscreant who called himself a "Silent Hacker."

"Such act shows unsporting attitude of people. Being true sports lover, it is good to accept victory or defeat equally," said Arya.

The hacker put a 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 touched boundary rope, on the website of the university.

On March 19, India thrashed Bangladesh by massive 109-run margin in the final eight stage of the World Cup.

"We hack to protect Bangladesh," wrote the hacker.

"Hey Indian cricket team, in match we saw your cheating with Bangladesh more and more. I am a son of Bangladesh so I prove that I can and all Bangladeshi can protest it... against you m*****f***** India."

The hacker also caused the university's result page from 2012 and data related to students' results to crash.

The registrar, however, assured that there is no cause to worry.

"Data can be retrieved and there is no need to worry for thousands of students," Arya added.

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

Arya said apart from informing the local police, the varsity's team of experts was pressed into action to restore the website as well as recover all crashed data.

When contacted, superintendent of police Manohar Singh Verma said his department is ready to provide every possible help to the university, once they have lodged their complaint with them.

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