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UPSC Website Hacked, Shows Cartoon Character Doraemon

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| September 11 , 2018 , 14:11 IST

In an alleged case of hacking, the Union Public Service Commission’s website on Tuesday showed an image of a heart and a cartoon character Doraemon.

The incident into light after some UPSC aspirants shared screenshots of the same. When the website (http://www.upsc.gov.in) was accessed, it showed a photo of Doraemon along with caption " "Doraemon!!!! Pick up the call". The Hindi title track of the cartoon series was also played in the background.

According to UPSC, the content of the website is owned and managed by UPSC unlike other government websites which are usually managed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).

The Supreme Court of India’s website was hacked in April this year allegedly by a Brazilian hack team.

Taking a deep dig into the matter News World India spoke to cyber security expert Pawan Duggal.

Why Are Government of India Websites Hacked?

Duggal said, “The Government of India has a low grade cyber security system and hence their websites become a favourable target of the hackers."

UPSC Claims That It Handles It’s Own Website, Is It A Drawback Or Advantage?

Duggal said, “Usually, the government websites are managed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) but the Union Public Service Commission manages it’s own website. This is advantageous as the NIC manages a number of website and hence it cannot give the actual care time needed to manage the website in a proper way."