The Sports Ministry on Tuesday said the database theft in the Dope Control Centre was "disturbing" but there was no need to press the panic button as they had the "backup" of the stolen records.
I Srinivas, Joint Secretary in the Ministry, said there was absolute nothing to worry with the safeguard system in place. "I have reviewed the position and whoever has done it, appears to have intention of stealing computerised database. But we have our own safeguard system in place and have backup of all the data," Srinivas told PTI.
"It is indeed disturbing as there has been breach of security," he added.
The DCC officials were shocked when they found the hard disks, containing vital information on dope test conducted on athletes in the last many years, missing from their computers on Monday.
Srinivas also claimed that whoever has stolen the records would not be able to peep into vital information on dope tests done on Athletes, whose names were recorded in the hard disks.
"There are just reference numbers and no name of any athlete is written. So, nobody can understand what actually is is the information," he said.