The defence ministry’s website was hacked today by Chinese. Indian Ministry of Defence had confirmed the hack of MoD. Turkish cyber Army has been targeting India.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the website will be restored shortly.”The action is initiated after the hacking of MoD website (http://mod.nic.in). The website shall be restored shortly. Needless to say, every possible step required to prevent any such eventuality in the future will be taken,” she tweeted. Upon visiting, the website displayed an ‘error’ message and asked users to ‘try again later’.
Ministry officials said there were Chinese characters on the website and there were clear indications that Chinese hackers were involved in defacing it. The website is maintained by National Informatics Center, an entity which works under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. They are trying to restore it.
The main thing is that India’s MoD website was designed in Drupal (PHP), even Indian hackers can also hack the website not only China.
After this breach, I hope the Indian information security team will make some positive actions to make official sites more secure.
here is the Nirmala Sitaramans Tweet, she stated that appropriate action has been begun and further steps would be taken to “prevent any such eventuality in the future.”
Action is initiated after the hacking of MoD website ( https://t.co/7aEc779N2b ). The website shall be restored shortly. Needless to say, every possible step required to prevent any such eventuality in the future will be taken. @DefenceMinIndia @PIB_India @PIBHindi
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) April 6, 2018
And after for minutes of this Defence site attack the sites for the ministry of laws, home affairs, and labour also down.
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