NSG Officer (RS Pradhan) Official Mail Hacked

Inspector General RS Pradhan, who is holding an important position in NSG (National Security Guard), had a rude shock when he came to know that his official mail was hacked. The hacker send lot of mails to several recipients on his behalf. According to sources, he is incharge of operations to several assignments. He later informed to IB (Intelligence Bureau) about the breach in the system.

Senior IT officials of NSG pressed into service to look into the matter and meanwhile, suspended all the internal mail services till further instructions. Taking the matter seriously, the ministry of Home Affairs ordered a probe and directed for an overhaul of security features.

Though hackers have struck the NSG in the past also, sources said, the latest attack was “serious” and “confidential information may have been stolen”. It may be mentioned here that in December 2010, the CBI’s website was hacked by Pakistan Cyber Army.

It may be recalled that very recently, the office of Union Finance Minieter was also allegedly bugged. Even though government as well as FM denied the budding allegations, there are people who still believe that there was an attempt to bug the office of FM at North Block.