Hackers claims to breach Delhi Traffic Police’s website, cops begin probe

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New Delhi: The city police has started investigation in a suspected data breach incident after a group of hackers claimed that they have gained access to the Delhi Traffic Police’s website. As per reports, the hackers’ group, called KillSec, claimed on its Telegram channel that it has gained access to the Delhi Traffic Police website and now has the ability to change the status of pending challans to “paid”.

According to the message sent on Telegram channel, the hackers’ group offered the traffic violators a chance to change the status of their pending challans to “paid”, if they shared relevant information, including the reference number of the traffic violation. In a separate message, the group claimed that it had breached the Delhi Police website and exported all the data that they could except the pictures, the police added.

The Delhi Traffic Police website is hosted and managed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and it has been made aware of the issue. The NIC is examining the records. So far, it has not been determined whether or not the site has been compromised. A probe is on in the matter, Delhi Police said.

Delhi Traffic update: Vehicular movement affected on Vishwavidyalaya Marg

Meanwhile, the Delhi Traffic Police (DTP) has restricted the traffic movement on Vishwavidyalaya Marg due to a bus being stuck on a sunken portion of the road. “Movement of traffic is closed on Vishwavidyalaya Marg in both the carriageways from Mall Road towards Hansraj College and vice-versa due to sunken road and stucking of a bus in it in view of work being carried out by DJB. Commuters are advised to take alternate routes to avoid inconvenience,” tweeted the DTP.

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