Hacker group Lulzsec India claims to have breached and gained access to the Rajya Sabha website. The website is supposed to be accessed only by the Rajya Sabha members and its administrators. Lulzsec India claims to have gained access by breaching into BJP President and Rajya Sabha member, Amit Shah’s account, reported Scroll.in. The hacker group had validated their claims by posting screenshots on social media site, Twitter on Sunday.
The member logins have been secured by the usernames and passwords of the Upper House members and Lulzsec India claims to have bypassed them.
The images posted on twitter reveals several details like Amit Shah’s email on the Rajya Sabha domain, electricity bills, telephone bills, water bills and travel allowances, money transfers and also the details on the House debates and Parliament business.
Rajya Sabha website is maintained by the National Informatics Center. The center acts as a communication link between all ministries--state and central, government departments, union territories and over 600 district administrations.
“This incident has once again exposed the weak security infrastructure of websites under the NIC domain,” Kislay Chaudhary, a cybersecurity expert and consultant told Scroll.in. He also said,” It is high time that government agencies should develop a long-term and round-the-year mechanism for security audits instead of going for them on long intervals, which prove to be inadequate in terms of catching up with updates and upgrades of programmes that run servers.”
Recently, the hacker group Lulzsec India had come into the picture when it claimed to deface 30 Pakistani government websites which include the ministry of defense, IT, and railways.