Police probing security lapse at Fadnavis’ swearing-in ceremony
Acomplaint has been lodged with the Mumbai Police about an alleged breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security cover during the swearing-in ceremony of the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on October 31. The security lapse is being probed by the police.
The alleged security lapse was reported at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium where a person managed to breach the Prime Minister’s security cordon by posing as a party worker. The person has been identified as Anil Mishra who claims that he was removed from the BJP’s Bihar unit recently.
The complaint alleges that Mishra managed to break the threetier security at the Wankhede Stadium. He also managed to get on the dais with the Prime Minister without an entry pass or a valid identity card. Mishra even clicked pictures with BJP President Amit Shah, Fadnavis and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray. who declined to comment on who was thought to be responsible. The FBI is leading the investigation into the hack.
The Chinese Government has consistently denied accusations that it engages in cybertheft and notes that Chinese law prohibits cybercrime. But China has been tied to several recent intrusions, including one into the computer systems of the Office of Personnel Management and another into the systems of a government contractor, USIS, that conducts security-clearance checks.
The intrusion into the USPS, officials said, was carried out by a sophisticated actor who did not appear to be interested in identity theft or credit card fraud.
“It is an unfortunate fact of life these days that every organisation connected to the Internet is a constant target for cyber intrusion activity,” Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in a statement. “The United States Postal Service is no different. Fortunately, we have seen no evidence of malicious use of the compromised data and we are taking steps to help our employees protect against any potential misuse of their data.”
The compromised data included names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of employment and other information, officials said. The data of every employee were exposed.