The website of the BJP’s Delhi unit was hacked on Thursday and photos of beef dishes posted on it. “Shadow V1P3R” claimed credit for hacking the site, replacing details of the party’s leadership, history, and constitution with the beef menu.
On the homepage, the navigation bar has been edited to replaced word BJP with the word BEEF. For example, About BJP has been edited to About BEEF, BJP History has been changed BEEF History. Rest of the contents of the homepage remain untouched.
The hacking attack took place while the Narendra Modi government is taking oath to office in Rasghtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
“We have taken cognizance of the matter. The site has been brought down for taking corrective measures. “We will get down to the bottom of it and ascertain how it happened and who all are responsible for the hacking,” Delhi BJP IT cell incharge Pratyush Kant said.
This matter grabbed the attention of netizens who reacted to it with their respective perspectives. Actor Siddharth who is very well known for his comments against BJP in his twitter account wrote “Deeply disturbed by this kind of activity on the day of the swearing in of our benevolent leader @narendramodi ji for a second term. #Beef is personal. It should not be made public like this.”
Deeply disturbed by this kind of activity on the day of the swearing in of our benevolent leader @narendramodi ji for a second term. #Beef is personal. It should not be made public like this. pic.twitter.com/CsSCq93ar2
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) May 30, 2019
Check out some of others reactions :
There’s a recipe for beef fry up on the BJP Delhi’s website right now. Actually looks pretty good. https://t.co/KcqCLolGVa
— Harry Stevens (@Harry_Stevens) May 30, 2019
Your website has been hacked. How long will you take to restore the site this time?
Yours faithfully 😘 pic.twitter.com/xDSwIwWL39
— Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y) May 30, 2019
While they were cavorting in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan, someone hacked the BJP website with beef recipes… 😂 pic.twitter.com/GYySqDQasK
— Priya Nashmikar (@PriyaNashmikar) May 31, 2019
Dinner tonight is BEEF . Host is none other than our BJP . Wonder how many days this restaurant will continue to serve yummy recipes. Lost count on number of times BJP website is hacked . pic.twitter.com/kLXBtopNsL
— Madhuri Danthala مادھوری మాధురి (@Madhuism_) May 30, 2019
However, rest of the content on the homepage remained untouched. The website was restored after some time.