Though the website was quickly restored, the group said that it hacked the Website in support of activists Aseem Trivedi and Alok Dixit, who are on a hunger strike to protest Section 66A of the IT Act.
“Our website has been hacked and our people are working on it,” BSNL Chairman and Managing Director R K Upadhyay told PTI.
The Twitter account of Anonymous India (@opindia_revenge) said, “BSNL Websites hacked, passwords and database leaked http://pastebin.com/wjtiyvx4 Anonymous India demands withdrawal of Sec 66A of IT Act.”
Trivedi and Dixit have been protesting for long against Sec 66A of IT Act and are on hunger strike.
Last month there had been some arrests of people for their Facebook posts under section 66 of IT ACT. Since that government has issued a guideline that a police officer no less than a rank of DCP can sanction prosecution of this nature.