MEA systems hacked, no national secrets stolen

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New Delhi, Feb 15: After the news of hacking, on Sunday, Feb 15 the Ministery of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed that none of the major date is stolen. Times Now news channel reported that the MEA computers were infected by 'spyware', a bug that gets into a computer taking control of the user's actions.

However, the MEA insists that no national secrets has been breached. They said that each senior official has two computers, one that connects to the Internet and the other for classified work, which is not connected to the net. Reports suggest that earlier in May, 2008 the MEA's internal communication network was allegedly broken into by Chinese hackers. There were also reports that Chinese committed a series of intrusions into secure systems of the Ministry.

A hacker can access the internal policy-matters of a nation by hacking network. The hackers reportedly barged into an encrypted computer network with the help of program and wrote software to decrypt the system.

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OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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