Indian probe agencies are looking into the possible role of two senior
army officers in a suspected espionage ring, following the hacking of
the computer of a major based in the Andamans, sources said Tuesday.
The sources said a joint team of the National Investigation Agency
(NIA), Military Intelligence (MI) and the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has
expanded its probe into what has so far been termed only as a 'cyber
security breach'. The NIA is probing if there was a deliberate leak of
information from the major's computer.
Two senior officers of the Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) could be
called for questioning soon, the sources said, but refused to give their
rank or designation.
The revelation comes a day after the security agencies tracked a server
in Pakistan that was used to hack the computer of an Indian Army major
in the Andamans who is also being questioned by the NIA, MI and IB.
The sources said the computer of the major had some sensitive
information in over 2,500 defence presentations. The files in his
computer have been found to be beyond his sphere of work and some of the
files, the sources said, are 'secret and even top secret'.
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