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Website of Supreme Court of India is Allegedly Hacked

 

Living in the period of AI IoT and ML, digital hack has become the latest first line of crime. While the US, the UK cyberwar with Russia has just raised to another level, as Russia supposedly murdered its twoagentsresiding in London, many Indian government sites have clearly turned into a favorable spot for hackers.

 

Recently, after the hack of Ministry of Law, Defense, Labor, Home Affairs and more than 100 other portals of government, the Supreme Court of India website has today been hacked exactly after the judgment on Justice Loya's demise came.

 

The site stopped working after a bench leaded by DipakMisra, Chief Justiceconveyed a hard-hitting judgment about the demise ofB H LoyaSpecial CBI Judge who was handling the encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheik. The website hack causedetains of the Loyajudgement to be posted online. When endeavors to reach the websitewere made, "Website under maintenance" was the outcome of the Supreme Court site.

 

Reporters who were awaitingfor the decision to be posted on the website made franticinquiries with the implicatedofficialsregarding the speculated hacking. Following the postponement till late afternoon, a SC authoritiesissue,although called it a "technicalissue"- as PTI revealed.

 

The authorities, who asked for anonymity, were prevaricated on affirming whether the site was hacked and stated that the information technology of top courts was in contact with (NIC) the National Informatics Center as uploaded on indiatoday.in dated 20/04/2018.

 

Interestingly, in case of last breaches, where many government portals including Ministry of Defense were down indicating Chinese characters, the state denied to take them as an incident of attack and asserted the matter as a technical glitch.

 

However, the case of the Supreme Court, according to the message, it's a clear matter of hacking. The Ministry of Information Technology and Electronics affirmed that website of the Supreme Court had been attacked.

 

According to the report, the Ministry's crisis reaction team has instructed the Supreme Court on the measures that required to be taken to reestablish the site and will likewise research the details of the occurrence.

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