Sunday, 4 June 2017

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The official website of Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), a constituent college of APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University was hacked on Friday night, allegedly by a pro-Pakistan group. The hacker group, which was identified as Team Pak Cyber Experts, claimed the hacking was in retaliation to killings of civilians by military and police forces in Kashmir. In April, official websites of 10 universities including the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and IIT Varanasi were hacked.



Expressing solidarity with the people of Kashmir, the hackers posted anti-India messages on the home page: "Do you know why you got hacked? Free Kashmir. Freedom is our goal. Indian Penal Code Act No 45 of 1860 Chapter II Sec 18 India—India means the territory of India excluding the State of Jammu and Kashmir''.



Officials said at around 10pm on Friday, they received information about the hacking from a student. IET system manager Ritendra Goel said as the institute has outsourced the maintenance of website, it could only be restored in the morning. "Only the home page was hacked. We informed the service provider and they detected the problem. Rectification was done at 9am on Saturday. Apart from basic information, the website had no data,'' Goel said.



Students, however, said the website, www.ietlucknow.edu, has very low security features. "It's funny that being a government institute which produces engineers, the institute has to outsource the maintenance and updating of website. It's been 15 days since the new director took charge. But the website shows the name of former director,'' said a student.

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