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Hacking GST database can now lead to 10 year imprisonment

Friday, February 7, 2020, 7:53 AM

Hacking into the government's India's GST database and its associated infrastructure dependencies installed at GST Network (GSTN) can now lead to 10-year imprisonment, as the assets have been declared as 'protected systems' by the finance ministry, under the IT Act. Protected systems are part of critical information infrastructure and their destruction can have a debilitating impact on national security, economy, public health or safety.
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Congress Targets Centre On WhatsApp Row, Seeks Parliamentary Panel Probe

Friday, November 29, 2019, 8:20 AM

The WhatsApp snooping row came up for discussion in the RS, with the Congress-led Opposition claiming that only a JPC probe can bring out the truth in a case where allegations of hacking are being raised against the centre itself. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, in his address, reiterated the central government's resolve to safeguard the people's right to privacy in the RS.