UPSC website hacked, displayed image of cartoon character Doraemon, restored later

Published on: Sep 11, 2018 12:39 IST
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In what appears to be a case of hacking, the official website of ‘Union Public Service Commission’ (UPSC) today displayed the image of cartoon character ‘Doraemon’ with background music of the Hindi title track of the cartoon series played in the background.

of the same show. The incident came to light when some UPSC aspirants started sharing screenshots of the website on Twitter around midnight. “#UPSC website is hacked with a doraemon video! @IndianCERT should act on it immediately! National shame!,” said a person on Twitter.

The authorities have restored the website in the morning. According to UPSC, the content of the website is owned and managed by UPSC, unlike other government websites which are usually managed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).

Earlier this year, the website of the ministry of defense was also inaccessible for several hours. A tweet by the defense minister hinted at a possible hacking but the National Informatics Centre said it was a technical issue.

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