Ministry of Home Affairs Official Website Hacked, Blocked Temporarily

Soon after the website was hacked, the National Informatics Centre that hosts all the Government websites, immediately blocked it for maintenance and restoration exercise, official sources said.

"We are not sure about the website being hacked".

Hours after the news broke, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) confirmed that the website has not been hacked and it is blocked due to fix work.

Minsitry spokesperson K.S. Dhatwalia told IANS, "I don't know when the site developed the snag".

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.

Indian CERT-In, the computer emergency response team is investigating into the hacking but it looks like the hackers used some Drupal vulnerability to hack into the website.

The report of MHA website being hacked comes close on the heels of the hacking of NSG (national security guard) portal last month.

According to Delhi police cyber cell, it has not been officially notified by MHA but they are looking into it.

  • Zachary Reyes