KARACHI: After news emerged that an Indian university had suspended and charged some Kashmiri students with sedition for supporting Pakistan in their Asia Cup match against India, a Pakistani black hat temporarily defaced the official website of Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU).
The hacker termed his action “a revenge” against the university, which allegedly suspended its Kashmiri students for celebrating Pakistan’s win against India in the Asia cup cricket tournament on Sunday.
Identifying himself as H4$N4!N H4XOR (Hasnain Haxor), the hacker confirmed the development to The Express Tribune in an email on Friday.
The defaced page was the official website of the same university, which suspended Kashmiri students [for celebrating Pakistan’s victory against the arch-rival India in a crucial Asia cup game], he claimed.
Besides anti-India messages, the hacker also left on the defaced website a clipping of news about Kashmiri students who were allegedly suspended by SVSU for celebrating Pakistan’s victory.
“Feel the revenge of Pakistan Haxors Crew. We are sleeping but not dead,” read a message, he left on the page he had taken down. In another message left on the same page, the hacker said, “Jammu [and] Kashmir is part of Pakistan. We will soon liberate it from India.”
The hacker claimed that the defaced page is the official website of SVSU, which is located in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
When searched in Google’s search engine, the university's website appeared on top, and was the one hacked by Pakistan Haxors Crew.
Meanwhile, Times of India reported on Friday that the Pakistani hackers had defaced the wrong varsity website. Though the Indian newspaper mentioned the same hacking group, it said the hackers defaced the website of Swami Vivekanand University (SVU) in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh.
It could not be confirmed if the hackers had also attacked the SVU’s website but the SVSU restored its website later in the day, endorsing the hacker’s claim.
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