Digital disaster

Print edition : August 22, 2014

A screenshot of the NICCA's home page.

A screenshot of the NICCA's web page with the notices it issued on July 3 and July 15.

R.S. Sharma, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology. A Press Trust of India story published on July 14 quoted him as saying: “We are looking into this issue. [The] CA is taking appropriate steps and is working under the guidance of the CCA.” Photo: Kamal Narang

A cyberattack by an unknown agent compromises the digital certificates issued by the NIC. As it is not clear how and who hacked the digital security infrastructure, the new government would do well to put on hold its push towards “Digital India”.

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