It’s not just the Indian cricket team getting beaten up by New Zealand, but in the cyber space too there seems to be wild action against the team. Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) official website (www.bcci.tv) seems to be hacked and fully defaced by a possible Bangladeshi hacker named ‘Ashik Iqbal Chy‘. Currently the BCCI website seems to down with a ‘under maintenance‘ message.
Thanks to Google, while checking the cached pages of the website we could find the heading text changed over the main news headline that read, “HackeD By AshiK Iqbal Chy , BD GREY HAT HACKERS“. On the bottom page, the hacker left a message that says “Don’T MesS UP WitH TiGeRs !” along with an image of Bangladeshi cricket team members running with their country flag.
The hack attempt may be because of the recent news about a management change in International Cricket Council (ICC) that could give the top three cricket boards BCCI, Cricket Australia (CA) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) massive decision-making power.
Back in 2013, there has been an massive cyber attack by Pakistan on Indian Government websites, telecom operators websites and even in an attempt to retrieve secretive data, hacked and installed malware on BSNL’s databases.