OUAT official website hacked

Bhubaneswar: The official website of the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) www.ouat.ac.in was hacked and defaced by unidentified hackers on Friday evening.

The hacker, identifying himself as Don, posted objectionable contents on the home page of the website. Earlier this month, suspected Pakisatani hackers have hacked the official website of the Ganjam Regional Transport Office (OUAT) website.

Following the incident, the OUAT authorities have blocked the website. Meanwhile, the OUAT authorities have filed compliant at the Cyber police station.

Meanwhile, OUAT Vice-Chancellor Prof Manoranjan Kar said the website was fully functional till 6 pm and the hackers appeared to have targeted it during the evening. Sources said the hackers have defaced the website between 6 pm and 8 pm.

The repeated hacking incidents of Government websites have posed a challenge to the State Crime Branch dealing with the cyber crimes in the State.