The government on Wednesday said that a few Indian missions and posts abroad have faced “unauthorised intrusion” of their respective websites but no sensitive data was compromised. Replying to a written question in the Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also said that cyber security measures are being strengthened to safeguard the data contained in these websites.
“A few Indian missions and posts abroad have faced unauthorised intrusion of their respective websites. No sensitive data belonging to the government was compromised,” the minister said.
She said that instructions/guidelines on cyber security have been reiterated to all missions and posts. Recently, websites of several Indian missions in Europe were hacked.