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CERT-In Recorded Around 140 Phishing Incidents in H1 2021


The Indian Parliament was informed on Thursday that CERT-In detected about 140 phishing incidents in the first half of 2021.

In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said “As per the information reported to and tracked by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), activities of fraudulent emails, SMS messages and phishing websites pretending to be from legitimate services, are reported luring users to divulge credentials to conduct frauds,”

The minister added that during the years 2018 and 2019, there were a total of 454 and 472 phishing incidents, respectively.

According to the minister, 280 such incidents were reported in 2020, while CERT-In reported 138 phishing cases till June 2021.

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