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30 Jun 2022, 11:02 HRS IST
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  • Spurt in cyber attacks from China, over 40,000 cases in 5 days

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20:4 HRS IST

Mumbai, Jun 23 (PTI) Hackers based in China attempted over 40,000 cyber attacks on India's Information Technology infrastructure and banking sector in the last five days, a top police official in Maharashtra said on Tuesday

The spurt in online attacks from across the border was noticed after tensions rose between the two countries in eastern Ladakh, said Yashasvi Yadav, Special Inspector General of Police of the Maharashtra Polices cyber wing

Maharashtra Cyber, the state polices cyber wing, collated information about these attempts and most of them were found to have originated in Chengdu area in China, he said.

"According to our information at least 40,300 cyber attacks were attempted in the last four-five days on the resources in Indian cyberspace," he said

The attacks aimed at causing issues such as denial of service, hijacking of Internet Protocol and phishing, Yadav added

Indian Internet users should pay attention to the threat of such attacks, create robust `firewalls and conduct cyber security audits, the IGP said.

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