For a couple of days, most of the ATM’s and banks are expected to be in sleep mode with a fear of a WannaCry Ransomware attack. Already few IT and Banks in other parts of the world have been badly victim of this cyber attack. It is observed that this Ransomware attack has kept close to 150 countries under fear, wherein close to 2 lakhs computer systems of various industries have been affected. Also, another virus titled DANCE OF HILLARY is really making India and the world to dance on its toes like MJ’s Moon step.
Now, Indian Banks and Government’s Cybersecurity teams have been working hard to secure the Indian IT and Banking systems. In specifically, to keep their entire networks safe RBI has advised the banks to follow very precisely the guidelines given by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). India has close to two lakh twenty thousand ATMs and out of which more than 60% of the ATM’s machines have outdated software. Despite serious warnings issued by RBI to update their software’s in the past, Banks didn’t give a shit to the RBI warnings.
In the past, as stated by the LiveMint, “between 21 May and 11 July, about 3.2 million debit cards were compromised after a malware injection in the systems of Hitachi Payment Services Pvt. Ltd”. Even then no change in the state of cyber security measures has been observed by the banking sector. Not only that, even in the past, websites and servers of Ministry of Home affairs, Defense Research Development Organization(DRDO), National Security Gaurds, Indian Army, and Railways were hacked. Also, yesterday Gujarat government websites were hacked is the hot news.
At this juncture, where India is ranked as second in the countries with the highest number of cyber attacks and having a no proper cyber security infrastructural setup, with what guts is it promoting Digital Initiatives( like Digital Payments, Digital cash, E-Commerce and so on)? In this sort of situation, what sort of assurance does Government of India and Mr. Narendra Modi give to citizens of India to GO DIGITAL???? GOD SAVE INDIA!!!