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TRAI website down by Hackers called AnonOpsIndia

The website of TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) was allegedly hacked by a group called AnonOpsIndia who claim the responsibility through their post on Twitter: 

It took responsibility for the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack and bringing the site down. The reason is breach of individuals privacy by displaying the email ids of over 1 lakh netizens online on TRAI’s website. This display of email id’s on the website was in response to the Net Neutrality consultation seemed from industry people, organisations, stakeholders and consumers.  Currently, TRAI is waiting for counter-comments to come in till May 8, after which it will put forward its recommendations to the government. The telecom ministry will, thereafter, come up with its implementation.

However, this clearly shows the lack of e-governance in the country especially by the governing authority itself. May be there is a bigger need for internal governance & setting up the correct privacy policies….sirji, charity begins at home! 

Sources: Hindustan Times, DNA India

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