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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
(DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)


RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1300
TO BE ANSWERED ON: 02.12.2011
Cyber Attacks From Other Countries

1300. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state: -

(a)   Whether the Minister, during the recent meeting at ITU, mentioned that India was under cyber attack owing to malware/spyware of equivalent thereof from servers installed in the USA;

(b)   If not, the details of the Minister's statement in this regard in specific terms;

(c)    (e) The reasons/evidence for such statement;

(d)   If so, the steps Government has taken/proposes to take a protect India's crucial IT infrastructure from the possibility of such cyber attack s from across borders;

(e)   Whether the Ministry has any specific information with regard to the possibility of such attacks from developed countries, including USA; and

(f)     If so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI SACHIN PILOT)

(a)   to (f): The information is being collected and will be laid on the Table of the House