Email Account of Press Information Bureau's PMO Unit Hacked

Email Account of Press Information Bureau's PMO Unit Hacked

Hackers targeted Press Information Bureau (PIB), and they managed to hack and get access in an email account of PIB's PMO unit. After the hack, the hacker sent many distress message  to several journalists. The recipients got the distress message from the account with a subject 'My  Terrible Situation'. The email account is used by the PMO unit of PIB to send speeches delivered by the Prime Minister and other information related to him to correspondents and news organisations. Immediately after this incident took place, the PIB authorities  take proper counter measure and regain control of that hacked email account. Later, an email sent by the unit to correspondents asked to ignore the distress message. 

According to the Mail:- 
"It has come to our notice that emails have been received by some email accounts from an email ID that impersonates the genuine email ID of PM Unit, PIB ( The fake email comes with the subject line 'My Terrible Situation.' The said email may kindly be ignored,"

-Source (Hindustan Times) 


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