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Over 22K websites hacked; IT Minister tells Parliament

493 affected websites were used for malware propagation

Amid talk of digital India, the central government told the Parliament that over 22,000 Indian websites including 114 government portals were hacked between April 2017 and January 2018.

Information Tech Minister KJ Alphons informed that the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has registered a hacking of a total of 22,207 Indian websites including 114 government websites.

He said that a total number of 493 affected websites were used for malware propagation.

The minister said 301 security alerts regarding potential vulnerabilities and threats to multiple systems and applications were issued by CERT-In during April 2017-January 2018.

Alphons, in response to another question, said in order to work towards strategic interventions to promote artificial intelligence applications.

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