'Need to have national policy on cyber security'- Pawan Duggal
New Delhi, Mar 13 : A successful Chinese hacking attack, leading to a leak of sensitive files related to the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), has again raised questions on the inability of the government to deal with such issues.
Cyber law analyst Pawan Duggal said: "This has to be a huge wake up call for the nation. There were loopholes that were exploited by hackers to attain a huge quantum of information. We need to have a national policy on cyber security.
He further said that the government has to activate all stakeholders so that they can contribute. The government has to counter-react fast, he added.
The leak was detected in the first week of March as officials of the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), working with private Indian cyber security experts cracked open a file called "army cyber policy". The file had been attached to hacked email accounts of senior DRDO officials that quickly spread through the system in a matter of seconds.
Indian security experts discovered that all sensitive files stolen from the infected systems were being uploaded on a server in the Guangdong province of China.