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Government-Run Web Services Found to Have Major Vulnerabilities: Reports

Security researchers said they found thousands of critical vulnerabilities in dozens of government-run Web services, more than half of which reportedly belonged to state governments. Most of the services had multiple issues that included exposed credentials, leaks of sensitive files, and existence of known bugs. If exploited, these lapses could reportedly lead to deeper access within the government network, as per the researchers. The issues had been brought under the notice of the National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) earlier this month. Now, a top official from the National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC) said that “remedial actions” have been taken.The details of the compromised services were not made public as a security measure. However, many gove

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