Last week turned out to be pretty unlucky for India’s anti-terror unit, National Security Guard (NSG). The NSG’s website got hacked which resulted in e-mail accounts of some officers being compromised.
According to the Times of India, unidentified programmers last Friday had hacked into the official site of NSG, which is one of India’s special response units focused on counter terrorism.
As it was discovered that the e-mail accounts of a number of officers were found to be corrupted, all NSG officers based in its Palam headquarters were advised to avoid using the Internet.
NSG’s spokesperson, Ajai Singh, told the Indian Daily: “The situation is not alarming. There was report of some damage of the NSG Web site following which cyber experts called in to investigate into the matter. It is too early to say if there was any data theft bu the services have not been restored yet.”
With numerous cyber attacks resulting in corporate data being stolen and e-mail addresses and passwords being compromised (like in the recent case of Groupon India), organisations are no longer safe when it comes to their cyber- and information security. Lack of knowledge, poor security control, no information security management systems (ISMSs) in place put companies under huge risks from cybercriminals.
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