50 Authorities Web sites Hacked, 8 Knowledge Breaches in 2022: IT Minister Vaishnaw

Union Minister for Communications, Electronics, and Info Technology on Friday knowledgeable Rajya Sabha in a written reply that fifty authorities web sites have been hacked within the 12 months 2022-23. Union Minister knowledgeable the higher Home on the query of the small print of cases of hacking of Central Ministries/Departments and State Authorities web sites since 2020, year-wise.

In response to a parliamentary query raised by CPI MP Binoy Viswam, Minister stated that as per data reported to and tracked by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Crew (CERT-In), a complete of 59, 42 and 50 web sites of the Central Authorities Ministries/Departments and State Governments have been hacked throughout the years 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively.

“CERT-In has further informed it has detected and prevented 2,83,581, 4,32,057, 3,24,620 malicious scams during the years 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively,” he knowledgeable Rajya Sabha

Union Minister Vaishnaw additional stated that as per the knowledge reported to and tracked by CERT-In, a complete variety of 6, 7 and eight knowledge breach incidents associated to authorities organisations have been noticed throughout the years 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively.

” There have been attempts from time to time to launch cyber-attacks on Indian cyberspace from both outside and within the country. It has been observed that such attacks compromised computer systems located in different parts of the world and use masquerading techniques and hidden servers to hide the identity of actual systems from which the attacks are launched” he added

Union IT Minister additional knowledgeable Rajya Sabha in a written reply that CERT-In coordinates incident response measures with affected organisations, service suppliers, respective sector regulators in addition to regulation enforcement companies. CERT-In notifies the affected organizations concerning cyber incidents, together with remedial actions to be taken. It additionally points alerts and advisories on an ongoing foundation concerning the newest cyber threats/vulnerabilities and countermeasures to guard computer systems and networks.


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