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Cyber incidents up 3.5x since 2019, nearly 4,000 a day in 2022

In 2022, cyber attacks on government agencies more than doubled to nearly 200,000

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Anoushka Sawhney New Delhi

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Nearly 4,000 cyber incidents a day were recorded in India in 2022.

Overall cybersecurity incidents are rising in the country, with as many as 1.4 million incidents being reported in Calendar 2022 (chart 1).

A ransomware attack on Sun Pharmaceutical Industries affected its business operations, according to the company’s regulatory filing on March 26. Attacks on Indian companies have risen the past few years, shows data shared by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, in the Rajya Sabha earlier this year. In 2022, Indian firms suffered 198 ransomware and cyber-attacks. In comparison, 23 incidents were recorded

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First Published: Mar 29 2023 | 12:50 AM IST

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