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112 Govt websites hacked in 3 months

NEW DELHI: A total of 112 government websites were hacked between December 2011 and February 2012.


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


The website of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited,www.bsnl.co.in, was hacked on 4 December 2011 by the ‘H4tr!ck’ hacker group.


According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the numbers of Internet frauds involving Rs 100,000 and above have declined over the last three years from 269 cases in the calendar year 2009 to 125 cases in 2011.


However, after taking into account the Internet frauds where the amount involved in individual cases is less than Rs 100,000, the total number of Internet frauds was 864 numbers involving Rs 82.4 million; 2232 cases involving Rs 123.5 million; and 1798 cases involving Rs 78.74 million for the calendar year 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively.


Interestingly, Parliament was informed today that the Central Bureau of Investigation registered only two cases each in the years 2009 and 2010 and three in 2011, while two cases were registered in the current year as on 20 February pertaining to financial frauds under the Information Technology Act 2000 along with other acts.

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