IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
All the information received from the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERTIn) that there were total 65 incidents/attacks involving ransomware were reported between the time 2014 and June 2017 respectively.
“34 incidents have been reported to CERT-In from organisations and individuals regarding infections of Wannacry and Petya ransomware,” said Mr Prasad on informing about the recent ransomware that affected the worldwide networks.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) Mumbai operations were affected partially with ransomware attack of Petya and decryption tools that were restored soon.
“India is becoming a digital power. We have an elaborate system for cyber security. However, the cyber attacks on India is very minimum, but we are always alert,” was the reply of the IT minster during the Question Hour of the parliament making way for current scenarios prevailing in the country with respect to security situation in India.
Signifying the importance of the data in digital age IT minster Mr Prasad termed hackers as digital fugitives while collaborating ‘data is new oil’ in terms of value in modern world.
Data recovery was possible throughout the ransomware attack that made the losses to minimum during the attack phase considerably he deliberately told members.
Mr Prasad also gave assurance for the information data related to Aadhar as it was completely safe with servers in India only.
He also gave away told that the government has constituted 10 member committee that will build data protection framework for the country in future with head by former SC judge B N SriKrishna.