New Delhi: The government is working to restore the websites of seven Indian embassies in Europe and Africa that have been hacked after which crucial data about staffers at the embassies was posted online.
Security of the websites of Indian embassies in Italy, Switzerland, South Africa, Libya, Malawi, Mali and Romania had been breached by hackers who identified themselves to the media as Kaputsky and Kasimierz L.
“We are aware of the problem and are trying to fix it,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters yesterday.
Attempts were being made to track the IP addresses of the hackers who posted online the names, email addresses, phone numbers and passport numbers of some of the embassy staff.
The hackers allegedly leaked details of nearly 300 Indians.
One of the hackers said online that the breach was intended as a wake-up call for better security.