Hackers usually take over a site to promote their agenda or for personal gain. However, this recent hack was done purely out of “love.”
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur had its website hacked by an Indian hacker recently. The page has been defaced with an elaborate love letter.
The browser tab displays the message:
HACKED BY ~VICKY~ FOR HIS LOVE [BLUE IDIOT] JUST HACKED INTO THIS WEBSITE FOR YOU … we are united Indian hackers
Vicky or Vikrant has supposedly hacked the site to profess his love for his girlfriend as evident from his message (screenshot below).
He didn’t mention the girl’s name or why he hacked a site to do that. He did however leave a message for the site owner at the end as well.
SORRY WEBSITE OWNER FOR GETTING PWNED AND THANKS TO MR. 404 NOT FOUND
At the end of the hacker’s message there is a site link “devilscafe.in” which leads to a shady looking blog on “Informational Security” and “SEO & Blogging”.
The message on the about page reads:
…it is more likely that people often mistake my site to be that promotes Hacking. But in reality, our goal is to prevent hacking. We believe that unless you know how to hack (ethically), you cannot defend yourself from malicious hack attacks.
It’s probable that the site owner is Vikrant himself and he has hacked the Islamia University of Bahwalpur’s site. However, nothing is confirmed for sure.
At the time of writing, the university’s website is still down with no word on when it will be restored.
Update: The site can’t be accessed now. Trying to access the site gets you a “Connection refused: www.iub.edu.pk:80” message.