The incidents of cyber attacks on Indian banks are on the rise and its time to be on high alert, warns India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the government’s nodal agency that deals with cyber security threats like hacking and phishing. As per The Economic Times report, India’s Computer Emergency Response Team, had directed banks to be on high alert for possible cyber attacks emanating from foreign locations.
The agency has been sending advisories to banks and financial institutions about possible breaches in their firewalls. Recently, CERT-In had sent warning to banks in months before the attack- in July and August- and two weeks ago,”even as a malware infection was spreading through their networks and spawning the country’s biggest known breach of financial data, said the ET report.
The report said that