CERT-In, an advisory, has asked Facebook users of India to secure their personal information shared on the social networking platform and use a privacy setting to regulate public data. This has come after personal data of 533 mn FB users across the globe, including 6.1 mn from India has been leaked online. The exposed data include email, profile ID, name, job occupation, phone numbers and DOB.
Bharti Airtel has been empanelled by the CERT-IN, which will allow the Gurgaon based telco to offer cyber-security solutions to the central and state governments as well as PSUs, besides corporate clients. Airtel provides end-to-end managed security services to enterprise clients under Airtel Secure, which is a combination of Airtel’s network security with solutions delivered through global partnerships.
National Power Grid took all possible measures to protect its network from hacking by Chinese state-backed hackers when CERT-In in Nov detected ShadowPad malware, one of the largest supply chain vector. The national grid operator and its other units were alerted about the malware along with the possibility of a cyberattack. In Feb, another cybersecurity agency detected an attempt by Red Echo, a Chinese group, trying to break into the grid control system.
CERT-In said that over 2.9 lakh cybersecurity incidents related to digital banking were reported in 2020, 1.59 lakh in 2018 and 2.5 lakh in 2019. The number of digital transactions has increased from 3,134 cr in the FY 2018-19 to 4,572 cr in FY 2019-20, which is a 46% jump in transactions. The number of websites/webpages/accounts blocked were 9,849 in 2020. 6,233 cases were registered under fraud and cheating in 2019 as per NCRB.