The website of Cyber Crime Cell of Tamil Nadu Police Department has been allegedly taken down by a hacktivist group named ‘Anonymous.’
Director General of Police K Ramanujam said in a press release. “NIC is examining how the breach took place. Cyber Crime Cell has been directed to take up investigation. However no defacing of the website has taken place”.
Tamil Nadu’s police website is part of National Informatics Center, a Science and Technology institution of the Centre, was taken down by the ‘Anonymous hackers,’ the same group that has has been attacking Indian websites as part of their #OpIndia against Internet censorship in the country.
“Data in the Grievances database relating to complaints received online from the public and action taken on them have been taken and published,” the statement said, adding, security audit had been “got done before posting the data on the website.” Director General of Police K Ramanujam added.
At the time this article was written, the Tamil Nadu’s police website was up and running.