How Safe Are Indians from Cyber Crime? 761 Cyber Attacks Every Minute in 2023, Even ISRO Targeted!
According to a report by the Data Security Council of India (DSCI), about 25 percent of the attacks are due to clicking on suspicious links on emails and websites. Android devices have also seen an average of three attacks per month.
In the year 2023, there were more than 40 crore cyber-attacks on 85 lakh devices in India. That means 761 cyber attacks every minute. The highest number of cases has been reported in Surat at 15 percent and in Bengaluru at 14 percent. More than 50 percent of these are related to media and network drives.
According to a report by the Data Security Council of India (DSCI), about 25 percent of the attacks are due to clicking on suspicious links on emails and websites. Android devices have also seen an average of three attacks per month. According to the report, such fake apps are downloaded by millions of users, through which the devices are hacked.
Cyber Attack on ISRO
ISRO Chairman S. Somnath recently said that ISRO is facing more than 100 cyber attacks every day. Apart from this, he said that robot technology has a lot of potential for cyber attacks. Cybercriminals use sophisticated software and chips. However, ISRO is prepared to counter such attacks.
ISRO is also equipped with a strong cyber security network. At present ISRO is focusing on the safety of the hardware chips inside the rocket. Many types of tests are also being conducted for this.
Here Are The Most Affected
In the last 6 months, three sectors have been most affected in India. These are healthcare, education, research, and utility. According to the Threat Intelligence report, there have been an average of 2157 cyber attacks per sector per week in India in the last six months, compared to 1139 attacks per organization globally. Experts said retail, hospitality, manufacturing, and transportation sectors will also have to move faster towards cyber security.
About The Author:
Yogesh Naager is a content marketer who specializes in the cybersecurity and B2B space. Besides writing for the News4Hackers blog, he’s also written for brands including CollegeDunia, Utsav Fashion, and NASSCOM. Naager entered the field of content in an unusual way. He began his career as an insurance sales executive, where he developed an interest in simplifying difficult concepts. He also combines this interest with a love of narrative, which makes him a good writer in the cybersecurity field. In the bottom line, he frequently writes for Craw Security.
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