After a Lookup on the Numbers, Hacking Incidents are increasing every year since 2010, not any other details shared by Singh, it is learnt that a number of them had been hit from off-shore locations, including China, Pakistan, the US, Russia and some central Asian countries.
He shared the hacking data that was compiled by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) — one of the key government agencies to work for cyber security.
Singh said the preventive action includes proper audit of all new government websites and applications in respect of cyber security prior to their hosting.
“It has been mandated that all government websites are hosted on infrastructure of National Informatics Centre (NIC), Education and Research Network (ERNET) or any other secure infrastructure service provider in the country,” he said.
The minister informed the House that the NIC, which hosts government websites, is continuously engaged in upgrading and improving the security posture of its hosting infrastructure.