India: State Security Operations Centre issues ‘threat alert’

Cyber Security Operations Centre issued a threat advisory to all departments a couple of days ago against using private e-mails in view of their vulnerability to attacks in phishing and other forms, and blocked the said e-mails as a precautionary measure. This resulted in private e-mails not working at the Secretariat departments and other offices. Speaking to The Hindu, Principal Secretary (IT, Electronics and Communications) K. Vijayanand said it was not a technical snag but deliberate blocking by the IT Department of the e-mails which were susceptible to cyber attacks. All departments have been alerted about it and advised to ..