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IIT Madras websites hacked, institute says 'examining' issue

PTI
Published Dec 30, 2016, 3:30 pm IST
Updated Dec 30, 2016, 3:30 pm IST
IIT runs a main website and auxiliary sites, maintained by different entities, such as centres, labs and student bodies.
The institute is examining the vulnerabilities that led to the hacking of the auxiliary sites and is taking steps to address them,' it added. The hacking episode is also being debated in social media.
 The institute is examining the vulnerabilities that led to the hacking of the auxiliary sites and is taking steps to address them,' it added. The hacking episode is also being debated in social media.

Some auxiliary websites of the IIT Madras here have been found hacked and the institute today said it was examining the 'vulnerabilities' that led to the hacking episode. The institute said it runs a 'main website and auxiliary sites,' and these were 'maintained by different entities,' such as 'centres, labs and student bodies.'

'While the main website of IIT-M has not been hacked, some of the auxiliary sites were hacked yesterday. The hacking was discovered early in the morning and the auxiliary sites were taken down and subsequently restored,' the institute said in a release.

 

'The institute is examining the vulnerabilities that led to the hacking of the auxiliary sites and is taking steps to address them,' it added. The hacking episode is also being debated in social media.

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