Mr Gulshan Rai, Director General of Department of Electronics, Govt of India wrote to me recently to inform that a defacer group called "hasnain haxor" had defaced the NGRBA website. He wanted a few further data and has advised that the website was hosted in USA but GoI standing instructions require that govt websites should be located in India.
I'd asked our technical team to look into the matter. The defacement has been removed, necessary web server logs are being sent to GoI for analysis and asked the web developer to shift in the web server.
Today at Hidco review meeting, we decided on the following few actions:
1. All other websites should be checked to see that the server locations were in India or not.
2. Hidco employees/ officers should switch-over to firstname.lastname@example.org from any other form of email for official use
3. Beyond 17.9.2013 (Viswakarma Day), no one will use hotmail, gmail, yahoo-mail etc for official work. Only @wbhidco.in would be allowed after the deadline.
4. NKDA would also form an email system.
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Here is a clipping that appeared in Ei Samay few days ago:-