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112 Government Websites Hacked In Last 3 Months; 1798 Internet Fraud Cases

Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, informed the Parliament of India, that a total of 112 Government websites were hacked during the period of December 2011 to February 2012. The hacked websites include websites of Government of Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, and Manipur along with the websites of Ministry of Finance, Health, Planning Commission and Human Resource Development. In addition to this announcement, Sachin Pilot also confirmed that Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) was hacked by the Pakistani hacker group called 'H4tr!ck' on December 4, 2011 although he didn't reveal the extent of damage caused. Internet frauds: Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Pilot informed that according to Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the number of Internet fraud cases involving an amount of Rs 1 lakh and above in…

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