New Delhi (Sputnik) — The official portal of India's ruling political party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was defaced today by cyber-criminals with even abusive posts posted on it along with a meme of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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The meme featured Prime Minister Modi's infamous missed handshake moment with German Chancellor Angela Markel along with a music video of Bohemian Rhapsody. It poked fun at the incident when German Chancellor Angela Merkel walked past the prime minister as he extended his hand expecting her to shake it.
Screenshots of the hacked home page have been shared extensively on social media.
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The portal after being hacked is down even as this report was being filed.
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The BJP has yet to give an official statement on the issue.
The caption above the posted meme said abusively, "Brothers and sisters, I've fooled all of you, brothers and sisters, we've fooled all of you. More to come! Many, many congratulations!"
The main opposition party Congress made the best of the opportunity with its social media team head Divya Spandana tweeting, "If you're not looking at the BJP website right now — you're missing out".
According to a news report, after unsuccessfully failing to hack critical Indian websites in the wake of the terror bombing in Pulwama, India, Pakistan-based hackers have resorted to stoking fake news, interfering in the flow of information to create "chaos and confusion" in the Indian cyberspace.