INDIA: According to reports from Indian Government, their websites hacked over 1,000 times from the  last three years, there every steps to protect their websites were unsuccessfull to sto Hackers get into their websites.

From 2010 up to now Indian Government websites hacked more than 1,000 times, Minister of State for Home Affairs RPN Singh informed Lok Sabha that a total of 303, 308, 371 and 48 government websites belonging to various ministries and departments were hacked during 2010, 2011, 2012 and up to March this year, respectively. 

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.

The minister, in his written reply to a Parliament Question, however, said, “The department of information technology has taken necessary preventive actions to prevent hacking of the government websites/sensitive data”.

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. 

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