Data leak on Kerala scholarship website resolved, claims C-DIT | data leak

Thiruvananthapuram: The Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT) authorities said that the data leak of Kerala government’s scholarship website e-grantz has been resolved. The action was taken immediately after mathrubhumi.com revealed the security lapse in the website.

However, the officials said that it can’t be confirmed whether anyone has downloaded the personal information of the scholarship beneficiaries from the website already.

A senior official at C-DIT told mathrubhumi.com that the security lapse occurred because the backup files were not deleted after changing the server. “Such lapses usually do not occur in websites developed by C-DIT, this was a mistake,” he added.

server. “Such lapses usually do not occur in websites developed by C-DIT, this was a mistake,” he added.

In a major security lapse, large number of files containing photos and bank passbook details of students were easily available for download from the website. The security lapse was found

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