Recent reports indicate that the server of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was hacked a few days ago. And now the e-mail server of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has also been compromised. The MEA hasn’t confirmed the cyber attack. In this article, we will examine the details of the cyber attack, its potential impact, and what measures are being taken to address the situation.
The Cyber Attack on AIIMS
The hack on AIIMS, a premier medical institute in India, was first reported a few days ago. The extent of the data compromise and the motivations of the attackers are currently unknown. However, the hack was sophisticated and targeted in nature.
Compromise of Ministry of External Affairs E-Mail Server
Media reports emerged that the e-mail server of the Ministry of External Affairs had also been hacked. The MEA hasn’t confirmed the cyber attack. Arindam Bagchi who is the spokesperson of MEA refused to answer “yes or no” while talking to the media. But at the same time, he said that his department takes such allegations seriously.
The potential impact of the cyber attack on the MEA is currently unknown. However, the MEA is responsible for India’s foreign relations. So, the compromise of its e-mail data could have significant national security implications. Additionally, the hack could also potentially compromise sensitive information regarding bilateral relations and diplomatic communication.
It is worth noting that the initial reports of the cyber attack on India’s Ministry of External Affairs came from Zee News, which informed the public with proof of the hack. This highlights the important role that media plays in bringing attention to and informing the public about cybersecurity incidents and the need for transparency in reporting such matters. The incident has also brought to light the need for organizations and media to work together to ensure the security and protection of sensitive information.
According to Zee News investigations, the hackers responsible for the cyber attack on India’s Ministry of External Affairs are believed to be from North Korea. Read Here – DNA: E-mail server of Ministry of External Affairs hacked after AIIMS
In conclusion, the cyber attack on India’s Ministry of External Affairs is a serious matter with potential national security implications. The incident highlights the need for organizations to be proactive in protecting their systems and data from cyber threats. And for all of us to be aware of the importance of cybersecurity in today’s digital world.”
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