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Website of ISRO’s commercial arm Antrix hacked

In a major security breach, the website of Indian Space Research Organisation’s commercial arm Antrix has been hacked.

The website leads to a web page to buy sports merchandise.

“The home page of the Antrix Corporation Limited website seems to have been hacked and we have already intimated this to the officials (of Antrix) who are dealing with the problem,” a senior ISRO official said.

He said other pages of the website were fine.”Other pages are fine… however the officials at Antrix are trying to find out the problem and solve it,” he said.

Asked how much time it would require for the site to be set right, he said, “At this point I can only say that the officials are trying to fix the problem.”

This comes just two days after ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C28) launched five British satellites from the spaceport in Sriharikota. It was the heaviest ever commercial mission undertaken by ISRO.

Antrix is ISRO’s marketing arm for promotion and commercialization of space products, technical consultancy services and transfer of technologies developed by ISRO.

It provides space products and services to international customers worldwide. Its clientele includes EADS Astrium, Intelsat, Avanti Group, WorldSpace, Inmarsat, and other space institutions in Europe, Middle East and South East Asia.

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