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22 August 2012

Only one instance of attempted hacking on computers belonging to defence sector has come to notice in the past three years, defence minister A K Antony said in the  the Rajya Sabha today.

In a written reply to Dharmendra Pratap, MP from Bihar, Antony said, "There were intelligence reports in November 2011 about the probable compromise of computers of Eastern Naval Command based in Visakhapatnam.

"However, none of these computers were found to be compromised. The defence services have a robust defensive mechanism in place," Antony said.

He further said section 70A of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008, envisages setting up of a National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) for protecting critical information infrastructure in identified sectors to provide critical infrastructure protection.

"Steps have been initiated for notifying NCIIPC under the said Act," he said.

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Cyber Attacks on Indian Security Sector