India trying to fix hacked websites of 7 of its embassies

NEW DELHI: Indian officials were attempting Tuesday to restore the websites of seven Indian embassies in Africa and Europe that were hacked and had information dumped online.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters, “We are aware of the matter and are trying to repair it.”

The security of the websites of Indian embassies in Malawi, Italy, Libya, South Africa, Switzerland, Romania and Mali was breached by hackers who known themselves to the media as Kasimierz L and Kaputsky.

Attempts were being created to track the ip addresses of the hackers, who posted on-line the e-mail, addresses, names, passport number and phone numbers of some embassy staff members.

The security of around 3.2 million debit cards in India was broken when hackers inserted malware through an ATM network. Pakistan-based hackers targeted over 7,000 Indian websites once India launched a series of attacks on terror camps in Pakistan. many Indian websites have come back under attack this year.