The Finance Ministry was reportedly hacked three months ago, which allegedly resulted in its official data, including communication with friendly countries and financial institutions getting leaked on the internet. The hack reportedly pulled at least 72GB of official data from the Finance Ministry between 2012 and 2022.
The hacker, who claimed to have hacked the official data of the Finance Ministry, released some of it on the internet as evidence, including important communication of the Ministry, but the matter was initially rebuffed by the Ministry Spokesperson, saying that nothing of the sort had happened.
However, when a senior official at the Finance Ministry was contacted in this regard, he said that an official statement will be issued soon. The Finance Ministry issued a statement on Tuesday confirming that the news item pertains to an incident of hacking which was reported some three months earlier. “Thereafter, instant steps had been taken and a thorough cyber security audit was conducted.” it added.
However, the veracity of the news was not established.
Meanwhile Finance Division has put in place numerous measures and protocols to further reinforce cyber security of its IT infrastructure and official data, said the Finance Ministry on its Official Website.