Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued an alert to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Sunday regarding “targeted intrusion activities” with “possible malicious intentions” aimed at the Indian transport sector, the Hindustan Times reported. Following the alert, the ministry issued an advisory to all departments and organisations under the transport sector to strengthen their security posture. The entities that have been advised include National Informatics Centre, National Highways Authority of India, National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, Indian Road Congress, Indian Academy of Highway Engineers, state Public Works Department, testing agencies, and automobile manufacturers, the report said. It also instructed all departments under the ministry to conduct a security audit of their entire IT system through CERT-In certified agencies immediately and on a periodic basis. The departments would then need to submit the report to the…
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