As per the information tracked and reported to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) at total of 90, 119, 252 and 117 Government websites were hacked in the year 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 (till June) by various hacker groups.
This information was given by Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
It’s high time government upgrade it’s technology infrastructure (and stop talking vaporware like making government sites accessible compliant?etc.)
And most importantly, Indian government should bring ethical hackers as consultants (read: Research Reveals 56 Percent Rise in Cost of Cybercrime [Opportunity For Ethical Hackers]), in order to ensure security of the data.
What’s your opinion?
Some of the other hack related stories
- Hacked: HDFC Bank Database
- Indian Hackers Did What Politicians Failed to DO [Response to 26/11 Terrorist Attack]
- .IN Domains Hacked Ruthlessly, Overall 1900+ Indian Websites Hacked in 2010
- And now, Pakistani Hackers Hack CBI Website
- IIM Bangalore’s Website Hacked (By Viagra Selling Companies)
And as we speak, we are in the know of an important government site (stores financial information) which is open for SQL injection and we (i.e. Pluggd.in + the hacker) have been trying to get in touch with the webmaster of that site to make them aware of the situation.
Sadly, with no luck so far.
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