New Delhi: The official website of the IRS officers belonging to the Income Tax department has been restored after it was briefly hacked.
Officials said the website: irsofficersonline.gov.in, was restored and made operational again soon after it was hacked late evening yesterday.
A message posted on the wall of the portal read: “Pak Cyber Thunders. Hacked by Pak MOnster!”
“The technical team which manages the website, restored it in less than two hours time. The hacking did not last long,” a senior officer said.
Incidentally, the same portal was hacked in February last year and messages such as “Pakistan Zindabad” and “we are team Pak cyber attacker” were posted on it.
The website acts as an official communicator for work between the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the I-T department’s field offices in the country.
Officials added the technical team of the CBDT handling the website has also sent a report in this regard to the Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In), which is the nodal agency to combat hacking, phishing and to fortify defences of the Indian internet domain.
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