In a major cyber threat to the nation, the website of Ministry of Defence was today hacked by apparently Chinese hackers penetrating its security. The official website of Ministry of Defence - https://mod.gov.in/ - was earlier showing an error with characters in Mandarin (Chinese language) as per media reports. The home page of the website is taking longer than usual time to load and is now leading to an error page. Last year, the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs was also hacked. The MHA, however, denied any hacking saying it was “down for repair”. The website is managed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC). No one from the MoD and NIC has commented on the matter yet. More details awaited.