Sonia Gandhi’s profile page deformed, hackers hacked the AICC websiteon December 10, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Among the angry consider over the government’s proposal to crack down on “unacceptable” internet content, hackers broke into Congress AICC websites on Friday and deformed party chief Sonia Gandhi’s profile page with obnoxious material. The cyber attack coincided with her 65th birthday.
Chief Vishwajeet Prithvijeet Singh of Congress computer department said, “Some people hacked the party’s official websites on Friday morning and one paragraph (on Gandhi’s profile page) was replaced with obscene language.”
Vishwajeet said the attack on websites congress.org.in and aicc.org.in prompted the party to “put them down”. However, the third website inc.org.in remains saved from hacker’s attack. Singh said a elaborate check of the servers had been carried out and the party would return to cyberspace soon.
The attack came just days after telecom minister Kapil Sibal urged social media networks, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, to remove offensive material from their websites, triggering a controversy, with internet users complaining of censorship.
The Congress has found frequent cyber attacks by hackers. They had earlier tried to break into party websites three times one night.
The government is very sensitive to criticism of Gandhi, whose family has ascendancy Indian politics for over six decades.