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Indian Govt. Takes Steps For Preventing Incidents of Cyber Crimes; Improving Cyber Safety in the Country

Mr Ravi Shankar ensures that the government has taken various steps to prevent cyber security incidents and improve cyber safety in the country.

With the ascent of phishing attacks being at its prime, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad stresses at the government's contribution in finding a way to avoid more and more episodes of cyber security and improving the cyber safety in the nation.

The current Union Minister holding the Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology portfolios in the Govt. of India took to the Lok Sabha this issue and tended to it with most extreme consideration.

He wrote, “With the innovation of technology and rise in usage of cyber space, cyber-attacks such as phishing and identity theft are observed. Such phishing attacks are global phenomena which target users to trick them to divulge information such as online credentials."

According to the data accessible with Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), more than 260 phishing incidents were seen in the initial five months of 2019.

With the parliament informed on Wednesday , 26th June , the report was reviewed and it was observed that around 552 phishing incidents were observed during the year 2017, while in 2018, the number stood at 454, and in 2019 (till May) it was 268.

"CERT-In is working in coordination with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and banks to track and disable phishing websites,” Prasad said including that CERT-In issues cautions and warnings in regards to most recent cyber threats and counter-measures on a regular basis to guarantee the safe utilization of digital technologies.

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