UN cyber security index 2017 :
India has been ranked 23rd among 165 countries by United Nations global
cyber security index – measuring country’s commitment to cybersecurity –
in the “maturing” category between the 50th and 89th percentile. The
“maturing stage” refers to the 77 countries that have developed complex
commitments, and engage in cybersecurity programmes and initiatives. With
higher score 0.683 India ranks one stop higher than Germany, which has
scored 0.679 while China is nine spots below India.
Cyber Europe 2016 On 14th October,2016, EUROPE concluded six months long 'Biggest ever' pan-European cyber- security exercise on. Engaging 28 EU Member States plus Switzerland and Norway, the fourth annual exercise involved thousands of cyber-security experts. It was was inspired by threats to critical national infrastructure (CNI), the internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing, using threat vectors as diverse as drones, innovative ex filtration methods, mobile malware and ransomware. The motto of the exercise is “Stronger Together” and the key to success is cooperation at all levels to stymie transnational threats. Ransomware attack On 16th May 2017 the WannaCry ransomware attack hit about 150 countries globally, including Russia and the US. In India, five or six isolated instances were reported in States like Gujarat, Kerala and West Bengal; though any substantial disruption to country’s IT backbone was denied by the IT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan.
Events of Cyber Attacks
In 1998, the United States hacked into Serbia's air defense system to
compromise air traffic control and facilitate the bombing of Serbian targets.
In 2007, an unknown foreign party hacked into high tech and military
agencies in the United States and downloaded terabytes of information.
In 2009, a cyber spy network called "GhostNet" accessed confidential
information belonging to both governmental and private organizations in over
100 countries around the world.
In October 2010, "Stunext" a complex piece of malware designed to interfere
with Siemens industrial control systems was discovered in Iran and Indonesia
leading to speculation that it was a government cyber weapon aimed at Iranian
July 2011, the US Deputy Secretary of Defense mentioned that a defense
contractor was hacked and 24,000 files from the Department of Defense were
In October 2012, the Russian firm Kaspersky discovered a worldwide cyber-
attack dubbed “Red October,” that had been operating since at least 2007.The
firms, military installations, energy providers, nuclear and other critical
In a major Cyber-attack in 2012,
hackers advertised details of 117 million
LinkedIn users on darknet.
In 2016 Maharashtra Government claimed that railways IRCTC website has been
On 2nd January,2017 India's elite National Security Guard (NSG) website claimed
to be hacked by the
Suspected Pakistan-affiliated operatives.