300 % rise as compared to 2019
It is disgraceful that despite having Indian youth in the fastest growing Information Technology sector in the world, such a large number of cyberattacks could not be prevented.
New Delhi – Last year, India witnessed 11 lakh 58 thousand cybersecurity attacks from foreign countries. The cyberattacks recorded in 2019 were 3 lakh 94 thousand. In comparison, the number of attacks rose by 300% in 2020. This year, up to 6 lakh cybersecurity attacks have been recorded till June end.
India witnessed second-highest cyberattacks in Asia-Pacific in 2020 https://t.co/Sq8d225rOS
— Business Today (@BT_India) February 25, 2021
India has opened National Cyber Coordination Centre. The Centre instructs the related Government Departments and Organisations to avoid cyberattacks.
Indian Cyber Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) is responsible for stopping the cyberattacks. 700 organisations, systems and businesses from India have already been warned against cyberattacks and instructed to update the systems to fight the attacks.