A database breach at the Indian Statistical Institute (IPS) is forcing it to temporarily suspend the PMIs database for 24 hours.
The database breach has resulted in the release of data on some 6,000 employees, including 2,400 employees of the IT department.
This has been reported by Business Standard and was first reported by the Times of India.
The data breach was discovered by the Indian IT department after a cyber attack was launched at the institute.
The breach is being blamed on an unnamed person in the IT division.
The institute, which is also known as IIT, has a turnover of about Rs 1.7 lakh crore, which means it is one of the biggest in the country.
Its headquarters is in Mumbai.