In a serious security mishap admitted by the Goa government, a circular containing confidential department logins was accidentally shared on the public government website.

The circular states that departments should change their password credentials frequently after the first login. Login credentials to 98 government department portals were shared publicly, going against the government’s own privacy protocols and exposing the data to be exploited by cyber criminals.

The administrative reforms department accepts digitalised submission of the annual report for 2019-20 due by Monday.

“They have mentioned the username and the passwords of all the departments and made it available in public domain. No doubt, they have said change the password on the first login, ut we all know the usual approach of the government departments”.