The website of the BJP’s arm in Delhi was hacked just before the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday.
The hacker replaced the word BJP with Beef and posted recipes for preparing various Beef dishes in a separate new tab that read ‘Beef Dishes.’
Under the mentioned tab the hacker placed the names of dishes like Beef Fry, Beef Dry Fry, Beef Curry, and more on click which led to their individual pages with complete recipes and images of the dishes.
The hacker posted the message ‘Hacked by SHADOW_V1P3R’ on the website if remembering the name this is the same group of Hackers who hacked some websites of Pakistan in the time when IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was held under captivity for 60 hours in Pakistan after his aircraft was shot down in an aerial dogfight.
After yesterday’s hack French security researcher Elliot Alderson tweeted to the BJP informing them that their website was hacked. BJP has since restored the website back to its original state.
And if you’re interested you must read this twitter thread of Elliot Alderson.
This is not the first time BJP faced the cyber attack, The BJP’s main website was hacked earlier this year in March as well, after which it was taken down by the BJP’s IT cell while they tried to fix the website. It was later brought back up online, but only displayed a static page.