Hyderabad: In what seems to be a repeated offence, the official website of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy has been hacked and an Apple iPhone logo has been replaced in the home page of the website.
The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police academy located in Hyderabad trains IPS probationers and the defacement was noticed by an ethical hacker.
Speaking to Newsmeter, An ethical hacker and cybersecurity researcher, Rishi Dwivedi said -
"The official website of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad was hacked by some hackers. The hackers uploaded the image of Apple iPhone Logo with a message of Hacked."
He also tweeted about the website getting hacked with a screenshot of the hacked website.
.@svpnpahyd your site has been hacked by hackers.CC: @hydcitypolice pic.twitter.com/YgchgqbnzL— Rishi Dwivedi (@811Rishi) November 7, 2019
.@svpnpahyd your site has been hacked by hackers.
CC: @hydcitypolice pic.twitter.com/YgchgqbnzL
— Rishi Dwivedi (@811Rishi) November 7, 2019
After that, @SVPNPAHYD official Twitter account claimed this as a rumour and said hacking is untrue.
However, Rishi explains that the website is taken down for maintenance instantly. He further asks - "If such hack is a rumour, then why is the website taken down?"
"I have archives and Screenshot of the downed website" quoted Rishi.
He further explains that "Hackers exploit the calender widget available in Websites which is vulnerable and conducted the hack."
Recently, the Pakistani Hackers targeted the website of the Delhi wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the third such attack on it this year.
The first cyberattack on the website was reported in March when its homepage showed unflattering memes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In May, a hacker by the name of shadow_V1P3R edited the homepage to replace the word BJP with 'BEEF'. The tab 'About BJP' was changed to 'About BEEF', while 'BJP History' read 'BEEF History.'