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‘78 govt websites hacked till June 2013’

Statesman News Service |

press trust of india
New Delhi, 7 August
A total of 78 government websites were hacked and 16,035 incidents related to spam, malware infection and system break-in were reported this year so far, Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora said.
“As per the information reported to and tracked by Indian Computer Response Team (CERT-In), a total number of 308, 371 and 78 government websites were hacked during the years 2011, 2012 and 2013 (up to June) respectively,” Mr Deora said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
The number of security breach incidents stood at 13,301 in 2011 and 22,060 in 2012, he added.
“It has been observed that attackers are compromising computer systems located in different parts of the world and using masquerading techniques and hidden servers to hide the identity of actual system from which the attacks are being launched. It is difficult to attribute the origin of cyber attacks,” he added.
In order to detect and prevent cyber attacks, the government has taken various measures, including release of a National Cyber Security Policy 2013, which addresses protection of information and infrastructure in cyber space and building capabilities to prevent cyber threats.