In a just emerging news that can have major implications for the security of the country, some 50 army and DRDO computers are said to be breached. Hackers may have accessed some important files, sources say. The said computers were part of the South Block offices. The Home ministry has issued warnings to officials to place computers with internet connections far from computers that conduct classified work.
The leak happened in last December. A high level inquiry has been ordered immediately, yet the Home Ministry tried to downplay the incident. “Not every leaked password is a big threat to security. A mere fact that some computer is open in North Block and South Block and is accessible, does not mean that therefore there is big gap in security,” said National Security Advisor Shiva Shankar Menon.
Armed forces have suffered in the recent times due to the attempts of hacking by Chinese and Pakistanis, in an incident one Major posted in Andaman and Nicobar Islands was found to have leaked critical information from his computer.