Defence ministry website hacked; official hints Chinese hackers to blame
The defence ministry's official website was hacked today and efforts are on to restore it, officials said. They said there were Chinese characters on the website, indicating that Chinese hackers may be involved in it. "We are seized of the matter. The National Informatics Centre, which maintains the website, is trying to restore it," a spokesperson in the ministry said. Another official said Chinese hackers may be involved in defacing the website.
The Chinese character was on the top of the page when website www.mod.gov.in was opened. Later, the words "the site cannot be reached" and "please try again" appeared on the home page.
MHA website taken down as extra precautions
The website of the home ministry has been temporarily taken down as part of extra precautions in the wake of the hacking of the defence ministry site.
An official spokesperson said the National Informatics Centre, which hosts the MHA site, is upgrading the security system of the website leading to its temporary suspension. "The requested service is temporarily unavailable. Sorry for Inconvenience. It would be available soon," is the message that comes when one opens the MHA website.
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The spokesperson said the move has been taken as part of extra precautions. The MHA site was down soon after the news came that the defence ministry's website was hacked.
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