Top Indian Technical Institute Hacked

December 21, 2016

On December 17, 2016, it was reported that hacker “Cryptolulz666” had hijacked the website of one of India’s top colleges, IIT Bombay, and leaked student and user data to pastebin. Cryptolulz666 reportedly exploited a Blind SQL injection on the site, allowing him to access the server’s database, and noted that the website also suffers from a Cross Site Scripting vulnerability. According to a statement released by the hacker, the motivation for the hack was to raise security awareness.

Source:, December 17, 2016.