Today Ministry of Defence website got hacked. A Mandarin character(Chines language) showing on the page. Looking at the suspicious character, may be the website is hacked by a Chines hacker. The tweet from Defence Minister hints the website is hacked.
Action is initiated after the hacking of MoD website ( https://t.co/7aEc779N2b ). The website shall be restored shortly. Needless to say, every possible step required to prevent any such eventuality in the future will be taken. @DefenceMinIndia @PIB_India @PIBHindi
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) April 6, 2018
The website is built with Drupal content management system and hosted by National Informatics Centre( NIC ). The programming language is PHP and the web server is Apache. After couple of hour the Ministry of Home Affairs also went offline. However it is not cleared that the website got hacked or taken down for upgrade.
As per NIC the defence website is not hacked. There are some technical issues since 2:30 PM today”. The action has been initiated to restore the website.