More than 8000 Indian websites hacked the first three months of 2016 according to the details Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad furnished to the Parliament today.
Below are the statistics mentioned in his written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Total cyber crimes including fishing malicious code, website intrusion, denial of serive, scanning, etc. occurred in the last four years.
2013 – 41,319 incidents
2014 – 44,679 incidents
2015 – 49,455 cases
2016 (till March) – 14,363 incidents
And statistics for the Indian website hacking incidents are below for the last four years.
2013 – 28,481 websites hacked
2014 – 32,323 sites hacked
2015 – 27,205 sites hacked
2016 (till March) – 8,056 sites hacked.
And the minister has also provided the statistics for the spam emails reported to the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). Below are the details:
2013 – 54,677 spam emails
2014 – 85,659 spam emails
2015 – 61,628 spam emails
2016 (till March) – 13,851 spam emails.
Here you can read his statement.
“The National Cyber Security Policy is released for public use and implementation by relevant stakeholders. The objective of the policy is to create a framework for comprehensive, collaborative and collective response to deal with the issue of cyber security at all levels within the country,” he said.
Here in India, the vast majority of the cyber crimes will not be reported to any Govt. Agency. Myself, I don’t know where to report on cyber attacks, so we have to consider above statistics as the formality Govt., providing to the general public.
Govt. Should bring full awareness of cyber security and other precautions across the India, people using technology without having sufficient security knowledge. Govt. has to focus on that. Otherwise, unreported cyber crimes will increase at a faster pace.