State-owned telecom firm BSNL's Website was hacked today by a group that demanded withdrawal of section 66 A of the IT Act. The Website 'www.bsnl.co.in' was, however, quickly restored and Now Down from Morning. The website was taken down in the afternoon and images of Aseem Trivedi were posted on the home page. The hackers claimed that all the websites of BSNL were taken down by them. Anonymous India rose to prominence in India when they hacked into Reliance Communications servers in May 2012. The website http://www.bsnl.co.in of BSNL, the Indian state-owned telecommunications company, the largest provider of Broadband, fixed telephony and fourth largest mobile telephony provider in India, and is also a provider of broadband services.
The website’s homepage was hacked saying, “ Hacked by Anonymous India, support Aseem trivedi (cartoonist) and alok dixit on the hunger strike, remove IT Act 66a, databases of all 250 bsnl site has been deleted………….Do not think of BACKUP“ with a images of Mr. Aseem while he was arrested by Police. The Twitter account of Anonymous India (@opindia_revenge) said, "BSNL Websites hacked, passwords and database leaked http://pastebin.com/wjtiyvx4 Anonymous India demands withdrawal of Sec 66A of IT Act." Trivedi and Dixit are on a hunger strike for the last six days in protest against Sec 66A of IT Act. Facing public protests on the recent controversial arrest of some persons for their Facebook posts using the section 66A of IT Act, Government last month came out with guidelines where a police officer no less than the rank of DCP can sanction prosecution. So a Govt. Organization website is targeting by Hackers to draw attention towards 66A of IT Act. This BSNL website hacking act will not affect the BSNL Broadband or any kind of user and website hosting is completely different that actual secure data of BSNL Users.