Tata, Vodafone and Airtel under summer cyberattack
16 August 2016 |
ISPs in Mumbai, Maharashtra and other regions have been hit by multiple cyberattack incidents since July.
Major Indian ISPs such as Tata Communications,
Telecom minister Manoj Sinha told the Indian media: “A case has been reported of DDoS attacks on July 18, 2016, in the network of Syscon Infoway Pvt, a class B internet service provider (ISP) operating in Maharashtra,
DDoS is short for Distributed Denial of Service. DDoS is a type of DOS attack where multiple compromised systems, which are often infected with a Trojan, are used to target a single system causing a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. The attacks are often carried out with the help of Botnets, armies of infected nodes, which are hired from cyber criminals especially for the attack.
“The DDoS attack was launched from the multiple internet
He was replying to a question about an alleged
Sinha also said that the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has analysed the reports and logs to identify the nature of the attack.
"The said analysis has revealed that the attack originated from improperly configured systems located across various