Cyber attacks targeting India continue to rise — here’s why it’s worrying
Indiasaw over 695,000 cyber attacks in just six months, according to a study from cyber securityfirm F-secure.
- India ranked 21st on a list of countries that have seen cyber attacks and 13th among countries with highest number of cyber-criminals.
- Cyber attacks continue to be of concern as they potentially put at risk crucial national infrastructure.
Most hackers targeted India were from Russia, the US, and China, said the study from cyber security firm F-secure. Russia accounted for 2,55,589 attacks followed by the US (1,03,458), China (42,544), the
In contrast, 73, 482 attacks originated from India during the same period. The highest number of cases involving Indian cyber attackers included attacks towards Austrian organisations with 12,540 attacks, followed by the Netherlands (9,267), the UK (6,347), Japan (4,701), and Ukraine (3,708), stated the report.
India ranked 21st among countries facing cyber attacks with 695,396 cases across the world.
The US, with over 11 million attacks, was the most vulnerable country whereas the highest number of attacks originated from the UK.
The study gathered information from 41 public servers, tracking
Cyber attacks continue to be of concern as they potentially put at risk crucial national infrastructure such as financial markets and transport networks.
The Indian government expects to see a 10% rise in number of cyber attacks in 2018, Hindustan Times recently reported citing government officials. There were about 53,000 cases of cyber attacks in 2017, said the report.
Recently, the Indian government also said it will upgrade its cyber security policy to secure government data and sensitive information.