India defence website ‘hacked’

New Delhi

Apr 8, 2018-

India’s defence minister said the department website was hacked on Friday, with the web portals of at least three other government departments including the interior, law and labour ministries also appearing to be down. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman confirmed the attack, but India’s cybersecurity czar denied hacking had taken place, saying a “hardware problem” was to blame. “Action is initiated after the hacking of the MoD (ministry of defence) website. The website shall be restored shortly,” Sitharaman said on Twitter. The defence ministry website was the first to be affected, with its homepage replaced by a screen showing a chinese character that means “zen”. Soon, other major departments’ websites were either “unreachable” or “not found”. The Home Ministry website’s main page said that the site was offline “due to technical problems”.

 

Published: 08-04-2018 11:13

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