India Government today admitted that about 25 websites of Central Ministries and state governments were hacked in the first five months of 2019.
Hackers have attacked 199, 172, 110 and 25 websites of Central Ministries / Departments and State Governments during the year 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 (till May), respectively, as per the information tracked by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).
Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said: “Government has taken several steps to prevent cyber security incidents and enhancing cyber security in the country.”
India government has established National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) for protection of critical information infrastructure in the country, as per the provisions of section 70A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000.
Indian Computer Emergency Response Team issues alerts and advisories regarding the latest cyber threats and countermeasures to reduce damages from cyber attacks. The organisation has also published guidelines for securing IT infrastructure which are available on its website, he said.