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Jamia University's Official Website Gets Hacked, Reads 'Happy Birthday Pooja'

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| May 22 , 2018 , 09:35 IST

Generally, when official websites get hacked, a cryptic or offensive post is left behind, however, when the Jamia Millia Islamia University of New Delhi was hacked on late midnight on Tuesday, the website showed a 'Happy Birthday' message.

The official website of Jamia (http://jmi.ac.in) which has since then been restored, read "Happy Birthday Pooja. Your love."

No claims have been made for the hacking incident and University officials have also not commented on the hacking. Jamia Millia Islamia, a public central university in Delhi was established during the British rule in 1920 and remains a renowned university to this day.

Earlier in this year, the official websites of the Supreme Court and Ministries of Home, Defence, Law and Labour were also hit by hacking attacks, posing questions on the security of the digital infrastructure of India. In 2016, a total of 199 government websites were hacked, while more than 700 Indian government websites have reportedly been hacked from 2013 to 2016.

After the 'Happy Birthday Pooja' message on the Jamia website, more birthday wishes poured in for the unknown 'Pooja' from Twitterati: