Cyber Attack: Union Home Ministry's official website hacked

The official website of Union Home Ministry was hacked on Sunday following which the Government has blocked it.

Published: 12th February 2017 07:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2017 06:07 AM   |  A+A-

Cyber hacking (Picture courtesy:

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The official website of the Union Home Ministry was hacked on Sunday, following which the government has blocked it. After the website was hacked, the National Informatics Centre that hosts all the government websites immediately blocked it for maintenance and restoration exercise, said official sources.

Teams of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) have also been pressed into service to identify the hackers and the source server through which the website was hit, said sources.

Pakistani hackers had in January hacked the official website of the elite counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG) and defaced it with profanity-laden messages against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, besides other anti-India material.

According to the latest official data, more than 700 official websites of various Central and State government departments were hacked in the last four years and as many as 8,348 people were arrested for involvement in cyber crimes during the period.

The Union government has already initiated several policy, legal and technical measures such as audit of the systems and networks, increasing awareness in the area of cyber security, sharing threat-related information with stakeholders, issuing advisories on such threats through CERT-IN and National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) to address the issue of cyber hacking.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp