Cyber attacks have become a significant global concern, and recently, an Indonesian hacking group claimed responsibility for cyber-attacks against over 12,000 Indian websites. Thankfully, most of the attacks were neutralized at the entry point. Suspicion was also pointed towards Anonymous Sudan, a pro-Islamic hacktivist group, for targeting crucial infrastructure via denial-of-service attacks and ransomware.
The attack aimed to create a sense of fear and concern amongst the government and the population. Security analysts believe that the attack could have been politically motivated and the work of those who were acting on the words of the opposition parties to divert attention. US-based cybersecurity firm Radware was able to confirm this. The websites of several airports, IRCTC, and the Income Tax department were targeted.
Not long ago, AIIMS was also hit by a malware attack, disrupting the digital operations of the medical institute for weeks. These incidents indicate that India is increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks, and it is essential to take the necessary steps to protect its infrastructure.
In conclusion, cyber-attacks on public websites are a growing concern and require prompt action. India has been targeted by cyber-attacks multiple times, highlighting the need for better security measures. Governments, businesses, and individuals must work together to ensure that their networks and systems are secure from these threats.
• Indonesian hackers’ group claimed responsibility for cyber-attacks against Indian websites
• Anonymous Sudan, a pro-Islamic hacktivist group, was also suspected
• The attacks were politically motivated and aimed at creating fear
• AIIMS was hit by a malware attack recently
• India is increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks and must take measures to protect its infrastructure