A tricolour Indian flag appeared on the screen with the message ‘Happy Independence Day’ written on it.
- Last Updated: August 3, 2020, 11:11 AM IST
Leading Pakistani news channel, Dawn, was hacked on Sunday by anonymous hackers. The incident has now gone viral on social media.
At around 3.30pm in the afternoon, while an advertisement was running on the channel, a tricolour Indian flag appeared on the screen with the message “Happy Independence Day” written on it. The flag and the message stayed on the screen for a while before disappearing.
The incident has been shared on Twitter as well.
Pakistan news channel Dawn hacked, screen shows Indian tricolour, Happy Independence Day messageThe ‘Happy Independence Day’ message was shown on the channel in #Pakistan around 3:30 pm. #IndianFlag pic.twitter.com/94FI4E75Vu
— Soundar C / சௌந்தர் செ (@soundarc2001) August 3, 2020
Dawn has issued a statement on Twitter saying that an official investigation has been launched into the matter.
Dawn also released a statement on the incident on their website saying that the viewers would be informed as soon as the investigation was concluded.
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