No breach of national secrets, claims MEA

February 15th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday asserted that none of its hacked 600 computers have been misused by miscreants.
According to Times Now, the MEA machines were infected by spyware -a bug that gets into a computer taking control of the user’’s actions.
The computers in the ministry’’s Pakistan section were also infected in the process.
However, the MEA has maintained that no national secrets were breached.
Ministry officials 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.
Earlier, in May 2008, the MEA’’s internal communication network was suspected to have been broken into by Chinese hackers.
It was also said back then that the Chinese committed a series of intrusions into secure systems of the ministry.
Hacking the network assists a hacker to access the internal policy-matters of a nation. The hackers reportedly barged into an encrypted computer network with the help of program and wrote software to decrypt the system. (ANI)

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