New Delhi: National Investigation Agency
(NIA) has shut its website following reports of security
breach though it claimed it was tightening safety mechanism
following hacking of government websites.
The NIA, formed in the aftermath of 26/11 Mumbai attacks
in 2008, had created its website with the help of National
Informatics Centre (NIC). However, the address "nia.gov.in"
today reads that the site is under construction.
Sources in NIC, which mans all the government websites,
said there was an urgent message from the NIA for shutting
its website after certain documents were placed on it which
could be termed as a security breach.
Senior NIA officials, however, said the website was
taken off from the cyber space in order to further tighten the
security so that it becomes impregnable for hackers.
"Taking a cue from the hacking incident of CBI and
recent attempt to enter into the NSG internal mail, we decided
to revisit out security mechanism of the website," a senior
In December last year, the home page of the CBI website
had a message from the `Pakistani Cyber Army` warning the
Indian Cyber Army not to attack their websites.
The hackers have been able to attack some other vital
websites besides 270 other non-governmental website which
include some media houses.