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Jharkhand CM’s Facebook page hacked, spammed with porn links

Chief minister Raghubar Das’s Facebook page was hacked and spammed with pornographic pictures and videos, causing embarrassment to the Jharkhand government.

ranchi Updated: Jun 10, 2015 10:05 IST
Raghubar Das

Chief minister Raghubar Das’s Facebook page was hacked and spammed with pornographic pictures and videos, causing embarrassment to the Jharkhand government.



The hacking on Tuesday sent the state’s public relations department into a tizzy after the chief minister’s office received numerous phone calls and messages from people who said they had received obscene pictures, videos and links to pornographic websites from the Facebook page.



Links to pornographic sites were posted on the wall of the Facebook page and his friends and followers were tagged, sources said.



“I am sorry for the inconvenience. My account has been hacked,” Das posted on his official Facebook page.



Sources in the chief minister’s office said the page was apparently hacked because the firewall for his Facebook account had been down for two days after his cyber cell expert quit to join the Indian Army on Saturday.



An emergency meeting was called by Sanjay Kumar, the principal secretary to the chief minister, on Tuesday evening to address the problem. Kumar said the state police’s cyber cell had been directed to probe the matter.



Officials said the cyber cell will also take action to delete several fake Facebook accounts in the name of the chief minister.



Anand, an official of the public relations department who handles Das’s social media accounts, said the government had contacted Facebook and Twitter to delete all fake accounts opened in the name of Das but had not yet received any reply.



He said Das’s Facebook page was hacked at 6.32 pm on Tuesday and the department learnt about it by 7pm. “Our experts will set stricter security for the account once it is recovered,” Anand said.



Cyber experts believe the hackers posted the obscene contents on Das’s Facebook wall after cracking his password security. At least 20 Facebook users were tagged in each of the 15-odd posts by the hackers.