The start of the year has seen quite a few prominent global websites falling victim to hacking attempts and the latest to be targeted by the hackers belongs to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The defaced website was spotted by NextBigWhat, and a hacker who goes by the name Ashik Iqbal Chy has taken the responsibility. At the time of filing the story, the BCCI website was down and “under maintenance.” Also Read - Cricketers choose Facebook, Twitter to react to the India vs Australia semi final
After the attack, the BCCI homepage had a short banner over the main news headline that read, “Hacked by Ashik.” On the About Us page, the hacker posted a photo of the Bangladesh national team running with the country’s flag and a message below it that read, “Don’T MesS UP WitH TiGeRs!” Also Read - BCCI teams up with Twitter to offer missed called updates during World Cup 2015
This attack is most likely in response to the proposed structural overhaul of the International Cricket Council (ICC), which could give a lot of decision-making powers to the top cricket boards like BCCI, Cricket Australia (CA) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).