According to a report by The Economic Times, instructions on the disclosure of sensitive information have been issued to all concerned departments following the audit. An immediate order to take down the available information was also passed to prevent further misuse.
The circular sent out to government offices by the Ministry of Defence read as follows, “Any sensitive data open to all is required to be removed from the home page of the website and action taken report along with root cause may be furnished immediately.
“Offices were also asked to look into who has access to sensitive data and suggested that it should be available only on “role-based access granted to the user”, once the user has securely logged in.
Several government websites on Monday were not functioning properly as they had been taken offline as a follow up to the circular. Read More