Burger Singh website defaced by Pakistani hackers; company reacts with a tinge of humour

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Burger Singh website defaced by Pakistani hackers; company reacts with a tinge of humour
New Delhi: Home-grown quick service restaurant chain Burger Singh on Thursday said Pakistani hackers defaced the company’s website, which has now been restored. The company took to social media with a tinge of humour to inform its customers about the cyberattack that took place on Tuesday.

While asking customers to “keep calm and carry on”, the fast food chain said its “digital hiccup is just that — a hiccup”. “It seems our digital doorstep got a surprise makeover on the 27th of February, 2024, thanks to a special visit from our not-so-friendly neighborhood web wizards, Team Insane PK, straight out of Pakistan…,” Burger Singh said in its message to customers.

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The Pakistani hackers breached the burger franchise’s security systems and also redesigned its website on February 27, creating a digital graffiti wall displaying the group’s actions on the website. “Our website didn’t just get a new look; it got a whole new attitude, albeit one we didn’t sign up for,” the company said.

Instead of taking immediate actions to restore the website, the company said it kept the “graffiti up for a day — think of it as an open mic night for hackers. It’s our way of saying, ‘Take a good look, folks. Inspiration strikes in the oddest of places’.” Without naming the country, Burger Singh said it is busy dreaming to make the company bigger than its GDP.

“As for our feelings towards the hackers, let’s just say we are not losing sleep over it. We are too busy dreaming up the next big thing that’ll make Burger Singh more legendary than the GDP of some countries (no names mentioned, of course),” it said. The Gurugram-based fast food company further said, “Our journey is filled with more ups than downs, more burgers than breaches, and certainly, more laughs than worries.” Burger Singh, founded in 2014 by two childhood friends, has stores in 50 cities.

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