Army officer's computer hacked: govt

Army officer's computer hacked: govt
Army officer's computer hacked: govt India
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 
been hacked.

"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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