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Please note this is a humour article — work of pure fiction
By Abhijit Banare
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was stunned on Monday morning after a group of possible Bangladeshi fans hacked in to the official website of the board. The move was a protest against the two-tier Test proposal and BCCI’s dadagiri in the International Cricket Council (ICC).
BCCI’s technical team is bewildered and working overtime on fixing the issue. According to a member of the tech team Gurunath Srinivasan, “I just can’t believe this: after the IPL last year we had upgraded the Internet Security to ‘Sir Jadeja’. Ravindra Jadeja himself had come to the office and inserted his Authentication ID, key management, session IDs, and cookies. Since he is in New Zealand we are working overtime to understand the complexity of the problem.”
One of the hackers named ‘moorkh manav’ said, “We managed to hack the site by using an SQL Injection. We fired multiple queries to gain access to their database and crash it. We used names like ‘Sachin the God’, ‘Gurunath Meiyappan rocks’. We had to use over one lakh probable words and permutations; then. Then we shortlisted upon Sir Ravindra Jadeja; and later thought probably Ishant Sharma had something to do with it as well until we finally landed up with the id ‘Sir hates Ishant’, which matched with the column. However, as a mark of respect we didn’t touch the area of the website with Jadeja’s image in the right panel.”
While the technical committee is racking its brains over getting back the official website in place, the board members were unperturbed by the act. However, within few minutes of the hacking, an e-mail from the hacker set the cat among the pigeons within the board officials. According to unconfirmed sources within the BCCI, the hacker e-mailed, “Keep Calm and hack the BCCI bank account for 80% revenue. Offer valid till ICC’s proposal lasts”.
A furious N Srinivasan who is in Dubai to pass the ICC proposal has directed his members to take stalk of the situation and purchase the entire internet space and hackers to avoid any further repetition of the events that unfolded on Monday morning.
(Abhijit Banare is a reporter at CricketCountry. He is an avid quizzer and loves to analyse and dig out interesting facts which allows him to learn something new every day. Apart from cricket he also likes to keep a sharp eye on Indian politics, and can be followed on Twitter and blog)
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