TITA identified 22 hacked and defaced Government websites

TITA identified 22 hacked and defaced Government websites
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Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) members also brought this to the notice of the Government of Telangana, Government of Odisha, and Government of India.

The Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) identified that more than 22 websites belongs to different Indian Government and State Government websites that were hacked by unknown Pakistan cyber hackers. Often, several hacked Indian websites, including the ones belonging to crucial government agencies of Telangana State Government, Odisha State Government, Andhra Pradesh State Government and Gujarat State Governments. Websites, which they claimed to have hacked official Indian Government and State Governments websites put up the list of the hacked websites on the wall of their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Madleets. After hacking the websites, the hackers put their logo and vulnerable text on the homepages. TITA Team approached Cyberabad Police to report the same. TITA Team met Asst. Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime) Mr. Jairam and team to file the complaint.

Some of Hacked Government websites include Animal Husbandry Department, Telangana (http://tgahd.nic.in/), Orissa State Govt. Women Commissions Official Website (http://oscw.nic.in/ ), The Odisha State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation Limited (http://ophwc.nic.in/), Odisha State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (http://scpdodisha.nic.in/), TG Forest Development Corporation Limited (http://apfdc.tg.nic.in), AP LABOUR WELFARE BOARD (http://aplwb.ap.nic.in/About), AP Forest Development Corporation Limited (http://apfdc.ap.nic.in/), The Department of Agriculture, Telangana (http://agri.tg.nic.in), The Clean Development Mechanism, Telangana (http://cdm.telangana.nic.in), Telangana Drugs Control Administration (http://dca.tg.nic.in/), etc.
“TITA Team approached Cyberabad Police to report the same. TITA Team met Asst. Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime) Mr. Jairam and team to file the complaint. Cyber Crime Police responded to TITA complaint and immediately contacted National Informatics Centre (NIC). ACP Mr. Jairam said that they are coordinating with concerned officials from NIC and would take the appropriate action. Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) requests Indian Government to take specific measures to ensure the security of Government websites in India. Indian Government has to increase the size of its cyber security workforce along with programs like high-quality, cost-effective cyber security education and training to develop and grow a robust cyber security workforce. This will also foster growth in job-creating cyber security Industry.” Said Sundeep Kumar Makthala, TITA Founder & President.
“This is a serious problem that requires legislation to improve the India’s cyber security posture. Indian Government’s own cyber security track record raises questions about the effectiveness of government cyber regulations.” Said Vishnu Murthy Kalagony, TITA – Corporate Wing.
“Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) suggests Indian Government to include “Cyber Hygiene Campaign” as part of Indian Governments Swachh Bharat Mission. We believe that official websites which represents Government of India should always be protected and maintained with proper cyber security posture.” Said Naveen Reddy Gaddam, Vice – President, TITA.
Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) members also brought this to the notice of the Government of Telangana, Government of Odisha, and Government of India.
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