It was the day of Recruitment 2018 application when the website of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) got hacked. On Monday, when it was got accessed to, the homepage showed a photo of Doraemon cartoon with the caption: “Doraemon!!! Pick up the call”.
Showing “I.M. STEWPEED”, the title track of the cartoon played in the background.
It has been less than 24 hours but the website is not functioning properly. Now on being accessed to the website shows a message ‘The Website is under Maintenance’.
Soon after the website got hacked, it started trending on the twitter. Many twitter users took screentshots of the hacked website and tagged it the official handles of PM, Digital India, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and others asking them to fix it.
upsc website Hacked pic.twitter.com/4uACHndsVs— Unofficial Sususwamy (@swamv39) September 11, 2018
The website of UPSC has been hacked!!😳😳 pic.twitter.com/OFpHy9k56t— Ruchika Chaubey (@chaubeyruchii) September 10, 2018
However, this is not first time when any government-handled website has been hacked. Earlier, Supreme Court of India’s website was hacked earlier this April. Defence Ministry’s website was also hacked.