Indira Gandhi International Airport's Twitter account gets hacked, internal enquiry initiated

The hackers had posted a derogatory message on Delhi Airport's Twitter handle which was removed in ten minutes by the authority.

The Twitter handle of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here was hacked today and a "derogatory" message was posted on its page.

Delhi airport under CBI scanner. AFP

IGI Airport's Twitter account gets hacked. AFP

IGIA is operated by Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), a joint venture between GMR, AAI, and Fraport AG. "The incident happened at 11 am when a derogatory message was posted. The post was removed within 10 minutes. An internal inquiry has also been initiated," an airport source said.

"Our Twitter handle @Delhi_Airport was subjected to a hacker attack. This was noticed and timely action was taken to prevent any further attacks. One inadvertent post published through our handle was immediately removed and normalcy restored with added security measures," Delhi International Airport Limited said in a statement posted on its Twitter page.

Earlier in May, The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) website was hacked by a group which calls itself 'Zero Cool'. The group defaced the landing page of the website with messages goading India over Kulbhushan Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer who was convicted of conducting "subversive activities" for the Indian government in Pakistan. The hacker group also wrote abuses on the page while stating that India would be sent "Jadhav's dead body". It must be noted that there was no clarity over whether this was the handiwork of a group based in Pakistan.


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