Several govt websites hacked during 2005-06: Ahmad

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New Delhi, Mar 10 (UNI) Minister of State for Communications and Information and Technology Shakeel Ahmad today told the Lok Sabha that several goverment websites were hacked between January 2005 and February 2008 including those of the defence services.

In a written reply to a question by Ms R D N Patil, Dr Ahmad said the hacked websites included those of Ministry of Railways, Air Cargo Customs (Mumbai), Forward Markets Commission, National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, National Institute of Social Defence, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Department of Information Technology and Anthropological of India.

The hacking, carried out by exploiting technical vulnerablities in the operating systems, web servers, database, software and application software, was reported to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, Department of Information Technology, he added.

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