In an alarming security breach, hackers on Friday got into the official website of the National Security Guards (NSG), India's elite counter-terror and anti-hijack force. The website - www.nsg.gov.in - and some official e-mail domains of the force were corrupted, the agency said.
The website domain has not suffered much damage and a technical probe has been initiated to identify the source of the attack which could possibly originated outside the country, it said.
Reports said the e-mails of certain officers were also hacked after which orders were issued to all officers and the NSG unit posted at the Palam headquarters to avoid using internet services.
Confirming the attack, NSG spokesperson Ajai Singh said on Saturday, "The situation is not alarming. There was report of some damage of the NSG website following which cyber experts were called in to investigate into the matter. It is too early to say if there was any data theft. But the services have not been restored yet.''
He added, "The passwords of the official emails of NSG units and officials are also being renewed to keep them safe.''
The issue came to light after the miscreants sent out a number of letters on behalf of Maj Gen R S Pradhan, who is in charge of operations, to numerous people on Friday.