The websites for LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship and Arts Club were hacked earlier today. The defacements were short in duration and the sites were quickly put under maintenance mode. At the time of writing, they are still not accessible.
The defacements, according to the message shown by the hackers, were because of the decision of the university to invite Mama Qadeer for a talk. The talk, titled ‘Unsilencing Balochistan’, was part of a series on highlighting justice and human rights issues in the country. It included guests such as Mama Qadeer, Ali Talpur, I A Rahman and was supposed to be moderated by the editor of Rashid Rahman, Daily Times.
It should be noted that the scheduled talk was cancelled on the order of the government yesterday. In a statement by LUMS,
…Under the re-mapping justice series, an event scheduled at LUMS for the 9th of April 2015 had to be cancelled on orders from the government, which was most unfortunate indeed. We are proud that all such discussions have taken place in an academic environment that is collegial and respectful of all citizens, as well as diverging points of view
The defacement message is shown below:
Hacked by Mr. Pakistan
According to Article 19 of constitution of Pakistan, Freedom of Expression is allowed ONLY if it is not against Islam, its Integrity, Security or Defence of Pakistan , You invited a BANNED Person for a seminar to spread hatred and to manipulate brains of students through your event. We will not Tolerate such activities as a Pakistani Nation.
Stop Promoting the traitors. LUMS you will be smashed if you dare to destabilize Pakistan. We have Eyes on YOU.
Agr Pakistan ki Taraf maili ankh se dekhugay tu tumhari qabroon k nishan bhi nai mailain gay
— ّ (@Hackology) April 10, 2015