Security breach in NIC, critical data at risk

Salkat Datta reports:

A major security breach of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), which runs all the emails of
senior officials and websites of all central government departments, allowed hackers to issue several fraudulent digital certificates, raising global concerns about India’s net security practices.

The NIC is one of the select few authorised entities allowed to issue digital certificates and signatures that lie at the core of safe internet transactions. On June 25, hackers managed to breach its security and access all the data on its root directory that hosts its most sensitive data. They issued several fake digital certificates that went undetected for several days.

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