PCB website hacked after Pakistan’s final World Cup encounter


The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB’s) official website was hacked, after Pakistan’s final 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup encounter against Bangladesh on Friday.

An image was posted on the PCB website that claimed it was hacked by CrashRulers. The picture contained a twitter handle along with a message that talked about corruption and backed the Pakistan cricket team..

The hacking came in the aftermath of Pakistan’s last World Cup encounter as the Men in Green failed to qualify for the semi-final stage of the mega event.

Pakistan made 315 runs against Bangladesh and were required to bowl out the Tigers for a only 7 runs. They ended their World Cup campaign on 11 points and have failed to qualify for the semi-finals due to an inferior net run-rate.

The hack could be targeted towards the PCB management as the message contained in the image lent support for the current Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and the team.

Corruption has been an issue that has plagued the management of the PCB in the past and was repeated in the image posted during the hacking.

“To bring up the average five persons in your family, you do corruption. Corruption might lead to temporary happiness but kills the right of Pakistan’s awam (People). How you will show at judgement day? We’re onto you [SIC],” the message concluded.


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