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Cyber Breach with Army Major's Computer

An army investigation in India has found that a breach using a major’s computer was the result of a ‘cybersecurity breach’ and not espionage, according to Defence Minister A K Antony.

“It is a case of alleged misuse of computer by an officer of the army. The moment we got information, the government took action and we ordered an inquiry. The army itself ordered the inquiry, which is still going on,“ said Antony. “One thing is clear, established (that) there is a clear case of breach of cyber security. That is proven beyond doubt.”

Information was allegedly emailed from the major’s computer to an alleged Pakistani spy.

“They have not got any proof (on espionage),“ said Antony. “The government as a whole and Defence Ministry in particular has taken sufficient precautionary steps to prevent this kind of misuse and hijacking.“

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