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Cyber attack on NIC computers, email traced to Bengaluru



Cyber attack on the National Informatics Center (NIC), the largest data agency of India. Special Cell of Delhi Police has registered a case and started investigation in connection with this attack. NIC employees were cheated via email from an American firm.According to the police sources, over 100 computers containing important data related to the national security and the VVIPs like Prime Minister Narendra Modi were compromised following the security breach.

A major security breach was recorded at the National Informatics Center (NIC), Delhi which manages the security of the country’s critical cyber infrastructure and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. According to police sources, over 100 computers containing important data related to the national security and the VVIPs like Prime Minister Narendra Modi were compromised following the security breach. The NIC falls under the MeitY(Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India), which manages the information and communications technology (ICT) for the government, implements the national and state level e-governance projects, offers consultancy services to various departments of government, conducts development, research and capacity building.

The computers also contained critical data with respect to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Minster, senior government officials, and Indian citizens among others. An investigation was started in early September following which a case was registered by the special cell of the Delhi Police under the Information Technology (IT) Act as soon after the attack took place. The investigation led them to a Bengaluru firm from where the bug originated. The complaint stated that a MeitY employee was not able to access his email and something was wrong following which the police found out that computers of several others were also hacked into. Through initial findings, they observed emails suspected to be a malware attack sent to these systems. When the users clicked on the link attached to the email, the systems were facing troubles.

According to sources, the harmful email (email IP address) originated from a US-based company based in Bengaluru. The breach incident has come up soon after allegations against a Chinese company, Zhenhua Data Information for conducting covert surveillance on Indian citizens including the President, Vice-President, Prime Minister and the Army Chiefs. However, an expert committee has been formed by the government under the National Cyber Security Coordinator to investigate the allegations and the report will be submitted within 30 days. When asked about China being involved in hacking these systems, The Print quoted a source as saying, “In the current scenario, it is a possibility which we will be looking into. We have registered a case and are investigating the same.” “It’s definitely a security breach and we are looking at all angles,” the source said.



Ayodhya Ramleela: 45 Bollywood actors act in Ramleela, More than 100 million seen people in five days.



Ramlila is being well liked by the film artists running in the premises of Laxman Fort located on the Saryu coast of Ramnagari. This can be gauged from the fact that the nine-day Ramlila has been completed for just five days, whereas it has been seen by more than 100 million people. This Ramlila is being broadcast live on DD National as well as on all satellite channels. DD also rebroadcasts the viewership.

Subhash Malik, President of Ramlila Organizing Committee, says that the artists worked hard for about three months for the successful conduct of Ramlila in Ayodhya. Ramlila was to be in the city of Lord Ram in Ayodhya, so the challenge was also a bit bigger. Despite this, all of us worked hard and landed it on the stage.

Ramlila has around 45 Bollywood actors playing the roles of Ramayana characters on stage in different roles. This Ramlila is being seen all over the country, the audience is also very fond of this Ramlila.

It has been told that it has been five days so far, about 100 million people have seen the Ramlila stage. Subhash Malik said that on the first day of Ramlila, only about fifty thousand viewers watched Doordarshan.Ramlila has so far seen four crore on Doordarshan, around 35 lakh on YouTube and about 6 crore people on other satellite channels.Seeing the enthusiasm of people towards Ramlila, we are seeing our efforts become meaningful. A more grand Ramlila will be organized next year. In which the audience will also be allowed to come.

Ramlila of film artists is telecast live daily from 7 to 10 pm on DD National. Viewers can watch it again on DD National from 3 pm to 6 pm the next day. This Ramlila will run till October 25. He told that after Ramlila is finished, it will be recorded and dubbed in 14 languages ​​and shown on YouTube. Recording of Ramlila is being done in other languages ​​including Hindi, Urdu, English.


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