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Hackers cite Muslim victims of Delhi riots, deface Maharashtra and Haryana govt websites

The hackers are allegedly from two groups — one identifies itself as ‘One Hat Cyber Team’, the other as ‘Legion’. A group named Legion had also reportedly hacked Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account.

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New Delhi: Multiple groups have allegedly hacked and defaced several websites run by Indian state governments to protest against the Delhi riots

Among the prominent sites defaced are those of the Maharashtra Criminal Investigation Department and the Haryana Gau Seva Aayog, a state government organisation. While the CID website, allegedly hacked Friday morning, has been restored, the Gau Seva Aayog’s site remained inaccessible at the time of publishing.

The defaced web pages of these sites were tweeted by user @811Rishi, who calls himself an ethical hacker, in a thread beginning 2 March.

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Messages left on the hacked sites 

According to Twitter user Rishi Dwivedi, the Haryana Gau Seva Aayog’s website was defaced to read, “For the government of India! We are Indonesian Muslim citizens. We see hard Indian citizens action. Wounded many Muslims in Delhi…We’re warning you, please stop hurting people of Muslims. Or we’ll attack your other websites [sic].”

This hack has been claimed by a group that identifies itself as the “One Hat Cyber Team”.

The same group also hacked the website for Maharashtra’s Jalgaon police later in the week, leaving the same message. 

The website for Jalgaon district has a link leading to this defaced web page: When clicked, it throws up a message that says the domain has been suspended.

The Maharashtra CID website,, was defaced Friday to read, “In India, families of Muslims killed by Hindu mobs…We are warning you Indian police and Modi Government, stop hurting people of Muslims…Imam mahdi is coming soon (sic).”

This hack has been carried out by a group that calls itself Legion. It was a group with the same name that reportedly hacked the Twitter accounts of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya.

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