Min­istry of Home Af­fairs web­site hacked

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY BREACHES -

The Min­istry of Home Af­fairs (MHA) web­site was hacked re­cently prompt­ing au­thor­i­ties to tem­po­rar­ily block it, an of­fi­cial said. The MHA web­site was im­me­di­ately blocked by the Na­tional In­for­mat­ics Cen­tre (NIC) af­ter hack­ing was no­ticed. Com­puter emer­gency re­sponse teams (CERT) are look­ing into the in­ci­dent, the of­fi­cial said. Fur­ther de­tails were awaited.

Last month, sus­pected Pak­istan-af­fil­i­ated op­er­a­tives had hacked the of­fi­cial web­site of the elite Na­tional Se­cu­rity Guard (NSG) and de­faced it with a pro­fan­ity-laden mes­sage against the Prime Min­is­ter and anti-In­dia con­tent.

More than 700 web­sites of var­i­ous cen­tral and state gov­ern­ment de­part­ments were hacked in the past four years and a to­tal of 8,348 per­sons were ar­rested for their in­volve­ment in cy­ber crimes, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial data re­leased this month.

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