The Ministry of Defence website has been hacked. On opening the website, only certain letters can be seen which say “the website encountered an unexpected error and please try again later.
The hacked website has a Chinese Zen character on top of it that says some Chinese hackers may be behind it as the relations between both countries have been quite high tense in recent days. Zen means rigorous self-control, meditation and insights into personal nature and it might be a warning for India, as most of the Chinese thinkers (hackers here) keep on doing.
Ministry of Defence
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The government websites are continuously hacked in India but when it happens with important ministries like the Ministry of Defence, it is worrisome.
Between April 2017 and March 2018, over 22,000 websites were hacked in India and they included 114 government portals, data from the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) says. The information was given by the Minister of State for Electronics and IT K.J. Alphons in the Lok Sabha.
The National Informatics Centre (NIC) data also reveals that total 74 websites including six government websites hosted on NICNET were hacked in 2017 and till February 2018.
Before that, the Lok Sabha was informed in February 2017 that over 700 websites of central ministries and departments were hacked between 2013 and 2016.