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Supreme Court Website Gets Hacked By Brazil Group; Twitterati Concerned

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| April 19 , 2018 , 15:19 IST

The official website of the Supreme Court of India was hacked on Thursday, hours after the apex court dismissed petitions seeking special investigation team probe into the death of Justice Loya, sending Twitterati into a frenzy. Soon after the hacking came to light, the website went offline.

After getting hacked, the website 'supremecourtofindia.nic.in' displayed an image that resembled a marijuana leaf along with the message ‘hackeado por HighTech Brazil HacTeam’ leading to suspicions that the 'HighTech Brazil HackTeam' was behind the hacking.

According to reports, the 'HighTech Brazil HackTeam' has been responsible for a flood of attacks on several hundred websites worldwide, including those in South Africa and Greece.

The hack of the Supreme Court website comes days after the Ministry of Defence website was hacked reportedly by Chinese hackers since the site showed a Chinese character translating to 'Zen'.

Following the Ministry of Defence website hack, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted, "Action is initiated after the hacking of MoD website (http://mod.nic.in). The website shall be restored shortly. Needless to say, every possible step required to prevent any such eventuality in the future will be taken."

The Home Ministry of Home Affairs website had also been hacked earlier this year.

The hack of the Supreme Court website came as a shock to public, who took to Twitter to share their concerns.