Web Desk(April 06, 2018): The website of Indian Ministry of Defence was on Friday hacked, according to media reports.
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 homepage.Following the incident, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharam said the website will be restored shortly. “Action is initiated after the hacking of the website. 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 said.”
This isn’t the first time hackers have managed to breach the government’s web security.
From April 2017 to January 2018, over 22,000 Indian websites, including 114 government portals were hacked between April 2017 and January 2018.