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Over 100 govt websites hacked in 3 months, says Minister

March 14, 2012 17:23 IST

A total of 112 government websites belonging to various state government agencies, Planning Commission and Finance Ministry were hacked in the three- month period ending February 2012, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

"During the period December 2011 to February 2012, a total number of 112 government websites were hacked," Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

These hacked websites belonged to the agencies in the government of Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and Manipur, he added.

It also included agencies of Ministry of Finance, Health, Planning Commission and Humar Resource Development.

The website of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd was hacked on December 4, 2011 by the 'H4tr!ck' hacker group, Pilot said.

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