Thursday, January 23, 2020

Central University Jammu’s website hacked by Kerala Cyber Warriors

Pallavi Sareen

Jammu, Apr 16: Following the tussle between two groups of students of Central University inside Samba campus of Central University, Jammu during the UDAAN fest on April 12, the website of Central University Jammu (cujammu.ac.in) has been hacked by a group of hackers named Kerala Cyber Warriors.

The students from Kerala who are studying in Central University allege that they were threatened and beaten up by a group of ABVP students all of a sudden after their performance in the fest.

The hacked website makes similar allegations saying “brainless” ABVP-RSS students in the campus who did so on the pretext of them being “anti-national, beef-eater and JNU sympathizers.”

Central University Website hacked by Kerala Cyber Warriors

As per the current hacked website, when the students tried to lodge a formal complaint, they were stopped by Vice-Chancellor Ashok Aima saying, “If you complain, you will not be allowed to write the exam.”

The hackers have demanded that the students involved in the attack be dismissed along with the vice-chancellor. They threaten with more ransomware attacks otherwise.

Furthermore, taking a dig at the ABVP students, the hackers have written the recipe for Beef curry (Ulli Curry in Malyalam) on Central University’s official website.

Kerala Cyber Warriors is an Indian hacktivist organization founded by GH057_R007 in October 2015. They have previously hacked various Pakistani Govt websites in retaliation for Pakistan’s treatment of Kulbhushan Jadhav. They have also hacked Bangladeshi Govt websites before. Known for carrying out hacking attacks for various events, this time, the target is Central University Jammu.

Founder of Kerala Cyber Warriors threatens saying, “Expect us. “

One of the students who was allegedly beaten during the UDAAN fest said, “We never got a chance to talk to the vice-chancellor since warden and other officials intervened. We don’t know who is behind this hacking but it will make our lives more difficult. Our problems were on the verge of being solved. I don’t know who has done this hacking and why.”

Vice Chancellor of Central University Ashok Aima said, “Some students have been alleging but there was no thrashing and no one got beat up. These are election times so these stories are being cooked up. As of now, I haven’t been approached by anyone and no one has formally complained. I am aware that the website was hacked. But this incidents are just happening for furthering the cause of some candidates during elections.”

“The clash that happened after the folk dance was between a group of Jammu students and the students from Kerala over some personal issues. I was a witness to the clash and I know that no one got badly beaten. The Kerala students were intoxicated and though the Jammu students started the fight, they were the ones who got injured afterwards. The Kerala students did not get injured. Moreover, ABVP or RSS had no role in it. They are making a big issue out of it alleging that the tussle was because of ideological difference or them eating beef, but it is not so. It is unfortunate that this has happened even after things were on the verge of getting resolved,” said ABVP in-charge of Central University Jammu.

The website was taken down for a while as the page showed, “Site upgrade is in process. Please visit us later” before returning to the hacked page.

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