Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hackers leave Orissa Govt website ‘tipsy-turvy’


If you click open Orissa Government's official website even as you read this piece of news, chances are that it would show you the price list of various kinds of liquor available in Delhi.

Chances are that it is still dishing out details of Delhi's entertainment and luxury tax structure. And why? Hackers seemed to have breached security firewalls of the State Government website -

in/ - and in its place appears the official website of Excise Department of Government of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi.

The matter came to notice only on Thursday evening, a few good hours after offices of State Government had closed for the day, it was not immediately possible to ascertain who could be behind the mischief.

As a result, those who logged into the site found, much to their curiosity, details of price list of various alcohol Delhites enjoy - whisky, beer, rum, wine, gin, vodka, brandy, and yes, country liquor too.

"It appears to be handiwork of some mischief mong ers who defaced the State Government website and placed such a webpage," said a software professional of the city.

It was not immediately known if the act could have anything to do with the huge information stored on the website or those who were behind it made any attempt to break into the servers.

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