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Over 270 government websites hacked till July

Hacked MessageNew Delhi, Sep 1 (Agency)

Over 270 government websites were hacked till July this year, Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot informed parliament.

 

"A total number of 201, 303, 308 and 273 government websites were hacked during the year 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 (till July) respectively," Pilot said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha this week.

 

Asked if computer security analysts have issued alerts for internet users, the minister said the 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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