In view of the several hacking incidents in the country by the so-called hacker group ‘Legion’, the ministry of electronics and IT has ordered a series of measures including audit of the financial sector starting immediately with the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), review of the IT Act to make it stronger and setting up a crack team to respond to unusual incidents on a war footing. Social networking site Twitter has also been asked to strengthen its network and all stakeholders of the financial industry including payment and wallet firm have been asked to immediately report any untoward incident. Union minister of electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that he has ordered a review of the “entire IT infrastructure” of India and the need of the hour is “hardening” of the security wall. “There is huge traffic flowing through the IT platforms, if there is any mishap, the systems have to be resilient and we have to take appropriate measures,” said Prasad.
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14 June 2017