Website of ISRO’s Commercial Arm Antrix Hacked by Chinese Hackers

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iso website antrix hacked

The website of Indian Space Agency ISRO’s commercial wing Antrix Corporation was hacked on Sunday. This attack comes two days after ISRO launched five British satellites in its heaviest ever commercial launch.

Website of Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm of ISRO, directed to a web page that posted information about sports merchandise. Notorious Chinese hackers are said to be the forces behind this hacking attack. However, ISRO officials underplayed the incident and said that the site is being modified and is under construction.

Currently, the website shows “Website is under construction” message and officials are avoiding to call this misdeed a hacking incident. They said that website operators are taking the necessary steps to bring back the site to normal.

Antrix Corporation is a Rs. 1,700-crore Mini Ratna public sector undertaking (PSU) that provides services to broadcasters by marketing communication transponder capacity. Also, Antrix shares Earth imageries globally and PSLV launch services to other governments and customers.

PSLV is a new and emerging player in the global space transportation industry that comprises of players like SpaceX. As mentioned above, this ISRO hacking incident comes just two days after the celebrated five satellite launch.

Also read: Mars-2 Mission to Launch in 2018, Says ISRO

The Hindu reports that officials are unaware of any hacking incident and Antrix’s website only contains public information. They also added that there is nothing to worry about.


Update 1: The site says that it is being constructed.

Update 2: Website is once again showing sports merchandise page.

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