The Information and Technology Ministry has asked Facebook to provide an ‘update’ on the impact on Indian users on account of the recent hacking incident where about 50 million accounts on the social media portal were affected, sources said.
According to senior IT officials, who did not wish to be named, Facebook has been verbally asked to update the government on the number of Indian users impacted by the recent attack.
They added that Facebook officials have said they were analysing the issue and will revert in two days. When contacted, Facebook declined to comment on the query.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, cabinet minister, MeITY have earlier categorically expressed his concerns on the data security and integrity aspect of Indian users on social media. The recent incident seems to have impacted the entire industry suddenly.