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IIT-D, AMU & DU websites hacked, displays 'Pakistan Zindabad'

The homepage of Aligarh Muslim University website(www.amu.ac.in) was hacked today. Photograph: (WION)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 25, 2017, 12.58 PM (IST)

The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi(IIT-D) and Indian Institute of Technology, Benaras (IIT-BHU) websites were hacked today. Hackers also targeted Aligarh Muslim University(AMU) website - www.amu.ac.in, including Delhi University's(DU) website.

The AMU website was still down with "Pakistan Zindabad"(long live Pakistan) message on its homepage. The AMU spokesperson said that the matter has been brought to their notice and their IT department is looking into the issue, PTI said. The hacking took social media by storm with Twitter abuzz with the news.

The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi(IIT-D) and the Delhi University(DU) websites have meanwhile been restored. The IIT-BHU(www.iitbhu.ac.in) website was finally restored after 10pm (local time) as IT departments of various varsities grappled with the sudden hacking leading to widespread disruption.

Several social media sites reported the page displayed "Pakistan Zindabad"(long live Pakistan) when it was hacked earlier. The screenshot of the homepage of several varsities went viral on social media.

Other websites which were hacked today included: University of Kota, Army Institute of Management and Technology, Greater Noida, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Army Institute of Management, Kolkata, National Aerospace Laboratories and Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), PTI reported.

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(WION with agency inputs)

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