Maharashtra Government Bans Use of Private Email Accounts for Employees

After the document-encrypting ‘Locky’ virus infected computer systems on the Mantralaya (the secretariat) lately, Maharashtra government has banned use of private electronic mail accounts with the aid of the body of workers for authentic paintings.

The team of workers should use their professional e mail accounts for work, is the fiat.

The virus affected about one hundred fifty computers, generally in revenue and Public Works branch, last week. those computers have been subsequently sent for forensic assessments.

“After the incident, chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis held a evaluate assembly with the records and era department officers on a way to make government data greater secure,” an official from the IT branch said.

foremost Secretary, IT, V okay Gautam said now it is obligatory for all Mantralaya workforce to use their legit email ids for authentic paintings. every file or records might be encrypted on the government server.

An reliable said, over ninety percentage group of workers presently use Gmail and Yahoo accounts for professional paintings.

whilst asked, Gautam said he is aware about this, including, “This results in all our documents attaining america servers. So we are able to trouble an advisory and supply the employees 8-10 days to transfer all vital authentic files to their reputable emails.”

The IT branch is planning to border a coverage on use of emails ids and precautionary measures for government personnel throughout the kingdom, he stated.

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