THANJAVUR: The recently revamped official website of Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji’s Saraswati Mahal Library (TMSSML) was defaced by a hacker. The website now hosts a Pakistani flag among other things. Those who visited the official web-page of TMSSML at www.tmssmlibrary.in on Sunday were shocked to see that the page was defaced. With an animated Pakistan national flag on the screen, it read “AMIR HAXOR, We are_Pak_Cyber_Lion”. Also written in the site was “Freedom of Kashmir is our mission”. The hackers claimed their names to be Ahmad Haxor, Amir Haxor, Noreen Zia, Hafsa Hamran, Mariam Hamran,SeheR Kamran.
Sources in Saraswathi Mahal Library said the website was found hacked even on Friday. On Saturday,the website was temporary blocked. But, on Sunday the message and names of the hackers were displayed on the website.
When Express contacted, Dr N Subbaiyan, Collector and director(in-charge) of the Library, he said a complaint has been filed.
He added that the website will be restored within a week’s time with the same web address or with some minor changes. The official website of the library was revamped and officially inaugurated on August 18, 2014.