The government was notified on Thursday that over 26,100 Indian websites were hacked in 2020, compared to 24,768 websites targeted the preceding year. In a report submitted to the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Communications and IT Sanjay Dhotre said that according to report provided to and monitored by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a total of 17,560; 24,768; and 26,121 Indian domains were hacked in the years 2018, 2019, and 2020, respectively.
“There were moves to mount hacking attacks on Indian cyberspace from period to period,” he continued. According to Dhotre, attackers have been observed hacking computer networks in various parts of the world and using masquerading tactics and secret servers to conceal the identity of the individual systems from which the attacks are initiated.
“The Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the devices through which the assaults tend to have originating belong to various places including Algeria, Brazil, China, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Vietnam, among others,” the minister added. For the resolution of accidents affecting networks outside the world, Dhotre noted that CERT-In develops response measures in collaboration with its counterpart agencies in other countries.