Indian government websites at great hacking threat
Hyderabad: A high alert has been sounded in view of possible attacks on as many as 12,000 Central and state government websites by Indonesian hackers. CERT-In issued an ‘Urgent- High Alert’ warning all Central and state agencies and departments to be alert and report any such incidents to them immediately.
With the alert, departments concerned, particularly those from defence, critical installations, vital establishments, all law enforcement agencies including the Central and state Intelligence wings have braced up to thwart the attacks.
CERT-In informed that it has been reported that websites of state and Central government are being potentially targeted. “ A hacktivist Indonesia group is claiming to target 12,000 websites of India and the threat actors are launching DoS/DDoS attacks,” the alert said.
The attackers have also released a list of the both Central and state government websites and the same was communicated to all concerned wings and departments to stay alert and initiate preventive measures.