May 07, 2010
New Delhi: An Army investigation has found that the information e-mailed
from a Major.s computer was a case of "cyber security breach" and not
espionage, said Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday.
"It is a case of alleged misuse of computer by an officer of the Army.
The moment we got information, the government took action and we ordered
an inquiry. The Army itself ordered the inquiry, which is still going
on," he said in New Delhi.
"One thing is clear, established (that) there is a clear case of breach
of cyber security. That is proven beyond doubt."
Antony was replying to questions about the investigation against the
officer, who is posted in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and from whose
computer critical information was allegedly e-mailed to a Pakistani
Noting that the officer was questioned by the Army and security
agencies, Antony said nothing else has been proved so far. "They have
not got any proof (on espionage)," he said.
Hacking was a "serious problem" and there were many complaints that
computers containing sensitive information in various organisations had
"After that, the government as a whole and the Defence Ministry in
particular has taken sufficient precautionary steps to prevent this kind
of misuse and hacking," he said.
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