All Indian government websites -- >nic.in and >gov.in -- are down. Governmment spokesperson Neelam Kapur says that there is no cyber attack. It is just a malfunctioning of equipment, she says and tweets that the services will be restored soon.
No cyber attack or hacking of Govt websites . Some sites were down due to malfunctioning of equipment . Services being restored soon .— Neelam Kapur (@NeelamKapur) >June 25, 2014
Services on some Govt websites were down due to technical problems . Are being restored in a few minutes.— Neelam Kapur (@NeelamKapur) >June 25, 2014
Some government websites, including those of the Prime Minister’s Office, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and key Ministries such as Finance and Defence, experienced outages on Wednesday evening.
While the PMO website was restored, other sites, including that of the Press Information Bureau, remained down.
Officials of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), which hosts the websites, said they were looking into the matter.
The officials said the websites encountered some technical glitches because of which they became inaccessible.
“From evening there has been a glitch. It is being looked into by the National Informatics Centre and the websites which are encountering problems will be restored,” a senior official said.
While efforts at reaching the websites of the Law, Oil and Agriculture Ministries yielded no results, a message, “the specified URL cannot be found”, appeared on the website of the Finance Ministry.
Websites of the information and broadcasting ministry, Department of Telecommunications and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology also remained unavailable.
Govt clarifies that there was no cyber attack or hacking of Govt websites. Due to malfunctioning of some equipment,some sites were down 1/2— PIB India (@PIB_India) >June 25, 2014
The services will be restored soon 2/2— PIB India (@PIB_India) >June 25, 2014