Cyberattack on GSTN portal? Cryptic tweet raises data security concerns among taxpayers

Dipak Mondal reports:

At 12 noon yesterday, the GST Network (GSTN), the IT backbone of the Goods and Services Tax, put out a tweet saying that it had detected “some activity in the cyberspace by unscrupulous elements because of which some taxpayers may have experienced difficulties/delays in accessing the GST portal which otherwise is working fine”.

This cryptic tweet hinted towards a possible cyberattack on the GSTN portal, which stores highly sensitive information about 1.25 crore taxpayers, many of which are very large corporations.

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