According to an official press release on Sunday, the government claims that there has been no data breach into the email system controlled by the National Informatics Centre (NIC).
While denying the data breaches in the companies including BigBasket, AirIndia, and Domino’s have revealed email accounts and passwords of NIC email to the attackers. The Union Ministry of Electronics and IT says that the email system is “absolutely safe and secure. ” “In view of this, it is important to clarify that…there has been no cyber breach into the email system of the Government of India maintained by the NIC. The email system is totally safe and secure,” the release stated.
It was said that unless the government users enrolled on these portals using their official email address and use the same password as in their email accounts, cybersecurity breaches on the external portals may not affect users of government email services.
“NIC Email system has put in place several security measures such as two-factor authentication and change of password in 90 days. Further, any change of password in NIC Email requires mobile OTP and if the mobile OTP is incorrect then the change of password will not be possible,” NIC can neutralize any phishing effort utilizing that same email, according to the company.
The NIC also conducts user awareness campaigns on a regular basis and keeps consumers informed about potential hazards and safety regulations, according to the statement.