The Supreme Court website crashed on Thursday amid reports that some Brazilian hackers may have targeted it. Also Read - Beware! Chinese hackers targeting State Bank of India (SBI) users with phishing scams, more
“Site under maintenance,” read the message on the landing page of supremecourtofindia.nic.in. Also Read - Almost 60 percent of internet users in India fell prey to hacking in the last 1 year: Report
“This site can’t be reached,” said another message on the page of the website maintained by the government-run National Informatics Centre (NIC) that creates e-governance applications. Also Read - Beware! SHAREit app can be used to hack your phone, delete it now
Earlier, the site flashed an error message “Err_Socket_Not_Connected” which means that the site was facing a Domain Name System error.
However, images of the website circulated on social media, apparently captured soon after the top court rejected pleas for an independent probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, showed that it may have been attacked by a Brazilian hack team.
The screenshot showed an image of cannabis leaves with a message saying “hackeado por HighTech Brazil HacTeam”.
NIC officials refused to speak on the issue.