BJP website down after alleged hacking attempt

Cheryl Sanders
March 6, 2019

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) official website was reportedly hacked on Tuesday morning and featured memes on PM Narendra Modi. She also shared a screenshot of a meme featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The site, however, later became inaccessible and showed error messages, suggesting that it had been taken offline, according to The Indian Express. However, no hacker group has claimed responsibility for the attack on the ruling party's site so far. "We'll be back online shortly!" Sorry for the inconvenience but we're performing some maintenance at the moment. You can watch the video here and see if you can figure out the connection between BJP, Modi and the muppets singing Bohemian Rhapsody.

Fingers were pointed to India-based hackers when the official website of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) was found defaced in June 2017.

On Sunday, there were reports that Pakistan cyber hackers tried to attack more than 90 Indian websites post the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which40 CRPF jawans were martyred.

At the time of publishing this report, the website remained down as the message read, "We will be back soon".

This has come days after it was reported that the saffron party's Chhattisgarh unit's website too was hacked.

Screenshots of the homepage of the BJP's website have been circulating on social media.

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