112 Government websites were hacked during the period of December 2011 to February 2012. The hacked websites include websites of Government of Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, and Manipur along with the websites of Ministry of Finance, Health, Planning Commission and Human Resource Development.
The website of state-owned telecom operator BSNL was attacked on December 4, by a Pakistani hacker group called 'H4tr!ck'. This was the fourth time the BSNL website was attacked.Such increasing attacks on government websites and the alarming numbers need to be curbed as soon as possible. We hope stringent measures are taken to deter such malicious acts.