The website of power discom Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) was hacked on Monday around 8.30pm. As a result, customers were unable to pay their bills or browse through the website-www.bescom.org-as they were redirected initially to a webpage advertising a lottery and then to a YouTube video discussing bitcoins.
Bescom confirmed that the website was hacked and that the technical team was trying to know the reason behind it.
A consumer stated told ‘The Hindu’ that the website was resolved around 10am.
The website is managed by Pyrumas, a technical solutions provider. On Tuesday evening, the website for Pyrumas was flagged by Google as containing malware and some sections of the website were advertising web domains for sale.
“We’ve asked the company to give us a report listing how this happened,” P. Rajendra Cholan, managing director, Bescom told The Hindu.
The official added that the payments section of the website redirects to another portal and a payment gateway which are unlikely to be affected by the hack.