Indian outsourcer hit by hackers

Indian outsourcer Tata has restored its website tcs.com after hackers changed the  domain name and then tried to flog it.

Tata is India’s largest software company and found that hackers had changed the IP address of its website from 216.15.200.140 to 205.178.152.154.

It is believed they did this by breaking into the registrar account.

The changed domain ID, 205.178.152.154, shows the ISP name as Network Solutions which is the registrar of tcs.com.

According to a report from plugged.in, the hackers had put up the domain name ‘tcs.com’ for sale and even provided their e-mail id as  ‘abed_uk@hotmail.com’.

The case is deeply embarrassing for Tata as it shows up chronic weaknesses in the outfit’s security.