India has witnessed a massive surge in cyber crime incidents in about 10 years — from just 23 in 2004 to 72,000 last year, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here today.
“In the year 2004, we had only 23 incidents (of cyber crime). Last year we had about 72,000 incidents. Media reports show as to how cyber attacks are done to completely immobilise the financial infrastructure, information infrastructure,” Prasad said at cyber security event organised by The Observer Research Foundation and industry body Ficci.
As per government’s cyber security arm Computer Emergency Response Team-India (CERT-In) 62,189 cyber security incidents were reported in just the first 5 months this year.
Attackers compromise computer systems located in different parts of the world and use masquerading techniques and hidden servers making it difficult to trace them.
[Source: indiatimes.com, Oct 16, 2014]