INDIA. 112 government websites during the period December, 2011 to February, 2012

The government on Wednesday said that a total of 112 government websites, including that of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), were hacked in just three months, parliament was informed Wednesday.

These hacked websites belonged to the agencies in the government of Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Manipur, agencies of Ministry of Finance, Health, Planning Commission and Human Resource Development.


“During the period December, 2011 to February, 2012 a total of 112 government websites were hacked,” Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

“The website of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (www.bsnl.co.in) was hacked Dec 4, 2011 by the ”H4tr!ck’ hacker group,” he added.

However, the minister also said that the number of internet frauds involving Rs.1 lakh and above have declined over the last three years from 269 cases in 2009 to 125 cases in 2011.

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