India Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Website Hacked

Published Date - 08 September 2017 05:56:06 Updated Date - 25 October 2017 06:22:01

With over 700 government websites being hacked between 2013-16 including NSG's website, it's high time that Indian government strengthens its network security.

Most of the duration is during Modi  Government. The government informed that while nearly 8300 persons were arrested for hacking under sections of cyber crime, only 315 were convicted in 2014-2015.

This was informed by Minister of state for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a reply to an unstarred question.

It seems that the official website of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports which is http://yas.nic.in/ has been hacked. The title of the website says “Home | hacked by nofawkX-al”.

The message by the hacker group says,

This Goes Out To All Governments And Nations
Corrupt Governments Leads To Global Issues. Corruption is both a major cause and a result of poverty
around the world. It occurs at all levels of society, from local and national governments, civil society, judiciary functions,
large and small businesses, military and other services and so on. Corruption affects the poorest the most, though all elements of society
are affected in some way as corruption undermines political development, democracy, economic development, the environment, peoples health and more.
Around the world, the perception of corruption in public places is very high, which incite religious wars, hate, and severely affects
the poverished. A difficult thing to measure or compare, however, is the impact of corruption on poverty..
Every country has corruption.. To End Poverty and War You Have to End Corruption !!!

HIGHLIGHTS

• Officials confirmed that the MHA website was hacked on Sunday morning

• As soon as the hacking was detected, the site was blocked by authorities

• More than 700 central and state government agency websites have been hacked in the past 4 years

NEW DELHI: Days after a report on the lax cyber-security on central and state government websites, the Ministry of Home Affairs site has become the latest victim of cyber crime.

Reports of the MHA web portal getting hacked emerged on Sunday morning. As soon as the hacking was detected, the MHA website was immediately blocked by the National Informatics Centre. Computer emergency response teams are looking into the incident, an official said.


At the time of publishing this report, the website could still not be accessed. Viewers are greeted with the standard "This site can't be reached" message on Chrome browsers.

The Ministry of Home Affairs website has been blocked after it was hacked by unidentified person(s) or group.


In January, 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.

 


Last week, the Home Ministry had said in a written report to the Lok Sabha that 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.

 


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