Officials say no When Home Ministry website hacked? (2017)
The website of the Union Home Ministry was non-functioning in the region of Sunday and officials said cyber experts were aggravating to ascertain if it had been hacked.The website’s landing page was drawing a blank and the site, which is accessed by hundreds of visitors daily and contains non-hurting documents of the ministry, central paramilitary forces, visa-related mention and admittance details of the ministry officials, itself had become inaccessible.
The encumbrance most probably began to the lead in the day but officials were not still unmodified.I don’t know subsequent to the site developed the snag, ministry spokesperson K.S. Dhatwalia told IANS. “Details will be affable after we locate out the glitches.We are checking, Dhatwalia said, calculation that he was not forgive at the forefront the website would become bring to cartoon.The spokesperson had earlier said it was not a battle of hacking as the site was monster reconstructed.
The site, associated to all presidency websites, is maintained by the National Informatics Commission (NIC).Deputy Director General NIC B.N. Shetty denied there was any malicious to-do at the rear the snag and said it was utterly entertaining to call it a cyber infuriate.There was no hack or all. The site was pulled the length of for auditing, Shetty told IANS.
Actually, there was a data base suffering. Sometimes it occurs. People thought that the site has been hacked. We have ended the firm auditing. There is no malicious bustle. We have now hermetic green signal to user-to hand the site.However, the site remained down till late Sunday evening.Indian government websites have often arrive sedated ferociousness from suspected Pakistani hackers.
In January, suspected Pakistan-based operatives had hacked the website of National Security Guard (NSG) and defaced it as soon as than not supportive of-India content and explanation adjoining the Prime Minister.Last week, the approach informed the Lok Sabha that well ahead than 700 websites united to the central and make a clean breast governments were hacked in the adding together four years.Experts credited the frequent hacking of Indian websites to nonappearance of ample security events in the virtual world.