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Indian Army’s website HACKED; provident fund and dearness allowance details may have been compromised

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Principal Comptroller of Defence Accounts (Officers) website of Indian Army has been hacked and sensitive information about defense personnel stolen, reported an English newspaper.

MoD and the Army are looking into the matter which is being kept low key to avoid panic among officials. Many fear that their provident fund or travel allowance/dearness allowance might have been stolen.

‘We have no clue what might have happened to our salary because we are not being able to access our salary slips. The hackers have hit where it hurts the officer corps the most,’ a Major General told to Times of India.

PCDA is the financial center of the army. Defense personnel access information about their salary, receipt of claims, proof of IT returns and PF withdrawals from the site.

Many officers feel that the authorities have shown a laid back attitude to the issue.

Initially the site could be accessed but there was an ad on the bottom. Later the site could not be accessed at all.

While the defense spokesperson denied having any knowledge about the hacking, PCDA spokesperson attributed the glitch to ‘modification of computer system’ and said the site will resume shortly.

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FBI-Affiliated Portals Information Made Public by Hackers

The hackers "exploited flaws on at least three of the organisation's chapter websites - which we're not naming - and downloaded the contents of each web server," the report said.

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The hackers "exploited flaws on at least three of the organisation's chapter websites - which we're not naming - and downloaded the contents of each web server," the report said. Pixabay

A group of hackers has broken into several FBI-affiliated portals and uploaded the contents online that contained personal information of federal agents and law enforcement officers.

According to a TechCrunch report late Friday, the hackers breached three websites associated with the FBI National Academy Association located at the FBI training academy in Quantico, Virginia.

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The hackers, whose identity is still unknown whether they are an independent group or nation-state actors, used public exploits, indicating that “many of the websites they hit weren’t up-to-date and had outdated plugins”. Pixabay

The hackers “exploited flaws on at least three of the organisation’s chapter websites – which we’re not naming – and downloaded the contents of each web server,” the report said.

The hacker claimed to have “over a million data” on employees across several federal agencies and public service organisations in the US.

They also put the data up for download on their own website.

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The data contains member names, a mix of personal and government email addresses, job titles, phone numbers and postal addresses. Pixabay

“We hacked more than 1,000 sites. Now we are structuring all the data, and soon they will be sold. I think something else will publish from the list of hacked government sites,” a hacker told TechCrunch.

The data contains member names, a mix of personal and government email addresses, job titles, phone numbers and postal addresses.

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The hackers, whose identity is still unknown whether they are an independent group or nation-state actors, used public exploits, indicating that “many of the websites they hit weren’t up-to-date and had outdated plugins”.

The FBI was yet to speak on the incident. (IANS)