Over 27,000 cyber security incidents were reported in the first six months of this year to Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Parliament was informed today.
The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team reported 27,482 cases between January and June. If the trend continues, the number will cross 50,000 by 2017 end.
Most incidents reported were cases of phishing, probing, scanning, viruses, defacements, site intrusions and denial-of-service.
Though such crimes have been happening since some time in India, ransomware attacks have been newly added to the list.
During 2013-2016, network scanning and probing made up 6.7% of cybercrime cases. Virus or malicious code accounted for 17.2%.
Cyber crime incidents in India are seeing a rise, as at least one such incident was reported in the country every 10 minutes in the last six months of 2017. This is a drastic increase in the frequency of cyber attacks compared to last year (2016), when one such crime was reported every 12 minutes.
One Cyber crime reported in India every 10 minutes in last six monthsReuters
Cyber experts have warned corporate offices and business organisations to ensure basic security against cyber threats while also committing to implement critical measures to predict and prevent cybercrimes.