New Delhi, Oct 21: The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) India has warned banks in the country of a major cyber attack from Pakistan.
Following this alert, the banks have been told to step up security. Further the CERT-In is also working closely with the Reserve Bank of India to step up security. The alert comes in the wake of a big security breach in which nearly 30 lakh debit cards have been compromised.
This is the third such alert that has been issued since July. There has been a lot of activity online these days with Pakistan trying to up the ante against India. Following the surgical strikes, a team from Pakistan had defaced several websites in India. However, Indian hackers responded strongly and took control over several sites in Pakistan.
Officials say that the banking sector is very vulnerable. Most terrorist organisations try and target the banking sectors first. Not only do they try to divert money into their accounts, but such an operation would also cause inconvenience to people and this could lead to panic.
The CERT-In has warned of backdoor Trojans which would compromise data of users. Hackers would be looking to gather data of users, the alert also stated.
On October 19, the CERT-In and the National Critical Information Infrastructure had intimated the Chief Information Security officials of the banks about the rise in frauds by hackers who would use malware to target ATMs.