Home Ministry Website Hacked? Officials Say No
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The website of the Union home Ministry become non-purposeful on Sunday and officials stated cyber professionals have been seeking to confirm if it had been hacked.

The internet site's touchdown page changed into drawing a clean and the website, that is accessed by way of masses of traffic every day and incorporates non-touchy files of the ministry, valuable paramilitary forces, visa-associated statistics and phone info of the ministry officials, itself had become inaccessible.

The hassle most in all likelihood started early in the morning, however, officers were now not yet sure.

"I don't know whilst the website evolved the snag," ministry spokesperson k.S. Dhatwalia informed IANS. "info may be available when we find out the system faults.

"We are checking," Dhatwalia said, adding that he became not sure when the website might become functional.

The spokesperson had earlier said it become now not a case of hacking because the website turned into being reconstructed.

The web page, like several government websites, is maintained by means of the countrywide Informatics fee (NIC).

Deputy Director trendy NIC B.N. Shetty denied there was any malicious hobby at the back of the snag and said it became "very funny" to call it a cyber attack.

"There was no hack or something. The website online changed into pulled down for auditing," Shetty told IANS.

"Sincerely, there has been a statistics base trouble. now and again it happens. humans notion that the website online has been hacked. we've performed the entire auditing. there is no malicious hobby. we have now given green signal to release the web page."

However, the website remained down until overdue Sunday nighttime.

Indian government websites have regularly come under attack from suspected Pakistani hackers.

In January, suspected Pakistan-based totally operatives had hacked the website of countrywide safety defend (NSG) and defaced it with anti-India content and comments towards the top Minister.

Last week, the authorities informed the Lok Sabha that over 700 websites related to the principal and country governments have been hacked in the beyond 4 years.

Experts attributed the common hacking of Indian websites to loss of adequate safety features within the digital global.




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