The Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Sachin Pilot has informed the Parliament of India, that a total of 133 Government websites were hacked during the period January to March, 2012, reports The Economic Times. He also added that a total of 92, 204 and 248 government websites were hacked during the years 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively. Last month, Sachin Pilot had stated that a total of 112 Government websites were hacked during the period of December 2011 to February 2012 and the hacked websites included the 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. He had also confirmed that BSNL was hacked by the Pakistani hacker group called ‘H4tr!ck’ on December 4, 2011, although the extent of damage caused remained unclear. Referring to the Norton Cyber Crime Report published in 2011, Sachin Pilot stated that India had lost $4 billion due to cyber crimes in comparison to $114 billion worldwide, however he did add that the data in the report was based on a survey conducted across 19,636 people in 24 countries including 600 from India and was not validated. Last month, Sachin Pilot had informed that according to Reserve Bank of India (RBI), around 125 Internet fraud cases involving an amount of Rs 1 lakh and above were registered in 2011, a significant dip from 269 cases recorded in 2009 and around 1798 Internet fraud cases involving an amount less than Rs…
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