Bangladeshi Fans Hack Kohli’s Website Over Asia Cup Final Loss
Following the defeat of the Bangladeshi cricket team against India at the 2018 Asia Cup final, a group of Bangladeshi hackers on 29 September, hacked into Virat Kohli’s official website to protest against an 'unfair decision' of the umpire during the match, Dhaka Tribune reported.
According to the Bangladeshi national daily, Cyber Security & Intelligence (CSI), a Bangladeshi hacker community posted a collage of four photos on Kohli's official website, alleging foul play during the Asia Cup final and also asked the ICC to take stern actions against the umpire.
On the same day, CSI on their Facebook page shared a post that read:
In the photo, Liton Das, who was in fine touch during the final, was stumped by MS Dhoni on 121 off 117 deliveries.
In another post shared on the Facebook, the hackers also claimed that the group does not mean any ‘disrespect’ to India but are unhappy with the ‘injustice’ faced by Bangladeshi side.
On 29 September, India clinched their seventh Asia Cup title after winning a last-ball thriller against Bangladesh by three wickets.
(With inputs from Dhaka Tribune)
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