The Supreme Court website crashed on Thursday afternoon, minutes after the verdict in Justice B H Loya case was delivered. The website was offline and showed a message: “Site under maintenance.”
Several screenshots have been doing rounds on Twitter, claiming to be that of the SC website with a message displayed: “Hackeado por HighTech Brazil HackTeam” (translated: Hacked by the Brazilian team.)
SC today in its judgment had said that there won’t be any independent probe into the death of Justice B H Loya. Justice Loya died while hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. The current BJP President Amit Shah was an accused in the case. The apex court had earlier also dismissed pleas for an independent probe in the death of Justice Loya.
Early this month, several government websites including that of defense and labor were hacked. The officials from Indian government ruled out any cyber-attack and said their official sites were down due to technical glitches, though the defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman initially said her ministry’s website was hacked into.
The government attributed the outage on a storage system crash at the datacenter where the sites are hosted.