273 Government Websites Hacked Till July

More Than 270 Government Websites Hacked Till July

Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot informed in parlament today that this running year till July 2012 more than 270 government websites were hacked.

This is the highest number of hacked website till 2009. In 2009 201 websites were hacked. In 2010 303 websites were hacked while in 2011 308 websites were hacked. But the present year is in progress and there are more four month to complete this year and the figure has reached 273. This information were given by Mr. Pilot in a written reply to Lok Sabha this week.

When the queastion is asked that computer security analysts have issued alerts for internet users ? Minister reply that Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) regularly issued alerts for users and operators on vulnerabilities. It also published advisory providing countermeasures to safeguard the websites and network infrastructure against such attacks.

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