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[Just in] ISRO's commercial website Antrix reportedly hacked by Chinese hackers

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 July 2015, 16:30 IST

In a major cyber security breach, Antrix, the website of Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) commercial arm, was hacked on the afternoon of 12 July.

  • The site, antrix.gov.in, which was under construction, leads to a web page to buy sporting goods, specifically Major League Baseball jerseys.
  • The work is believed to be that of Chinese hackers.
  • This comes two days after ISRO launched five of its heaviest British satellites from its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

  • ISRO has confirmed that there was a problem with the homepage.

  • The site has now been recovered and shows "This Site is Under Construction. Come Back Soon."

  • Antrix Corporation Limited is the marketing arm of ISRO for promotion and commercialisation of space products, technical consultancy services and transfer of technologies developed by the agency.

First published: 12 July 2015, 16:30 IST
 
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