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BJP site offline 4 days after being hacked

Four days after being hacked, the Bhartiya Janata Party's (www.bjp.org) website remains down, with a message that says that the site is under maintenance and "will be back online shortly". The BJP hasn't made a statement on the hack as yet. The site was hacked on the morning of Tuesday, March 5, and defaced. Screenshots of the defaced site were circulating on Twitter: BJP Website Hack Dnt Miss This Video pic.twitter.com/6aabFmfjuB — กٱᛕɦٱɭ รคٱกٱ ನಿಖಿಲ್ ٱ نکھل سینی (@nikhil_inc) March 5, 2019 A day after the site was hacked, the site displayed a message saying that it is under maintenance and would be back online shortly. As of last evening, March 7, the website was still under maintenance: 3 days after being hacked, the official website of @BJP4India is still in "maintenance". Before wiping everything, I can bet the hackers stole the database with all the BJP members and donors details. If the hackers are seeing this message, I would love to discuss with you. https://t.co/H3fHdKVCng — Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y) March 7, 2019 Previous hacks and security issues About two weeks ago, the personal website of Gujarat BJP vice-president IK Jadeja was hacked and defaced with a "Pakistan Zindabad" message. In April 2018, multiple union government websites, including of the Defence Ministry, crashed simultaneously. The MoD's website was defaced by suspected Chinese hackers; the National Informatics Centre denied that the website was hacked, and that it was "some technical issue." The website of the Ministry of Home Affairs was taken…

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