21 Mar 2012

More than 100 Indian government websites hacked in three months

The hacking of government websites has become more and more common, but India's Economic Times is reporting that 112 government websites belonging to various agencies have been hacked in the three month period ending in February. These websites should look to increase internet security as much as possible to make sure they are staying as safe as possible.

Hijacked websites in India included agencies in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat, according to the news source. According to ZDNet, most government websites have very poor security practices in India, with Rajasthan running most of its government websites on a single server.

"This can’t go on forever: India is going to have to tap some of the bright minds in IT and get its act together," according to ZDNet. "After all, India is the world’s second most populous country: it’s simply a question of putting the right people in the right positions."

ZDNet said one recent attack had [tlecommunications company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited attacked for the fourth time. This is also contained in Rajasthan, where at least 22 websites were attacked or destroyed by hackers. Internet security in India needs to improve if infrastructure is to move forward.