Boost in cyber attacks due to work from home

The National Technical Research Organization has revealed that the amount of cyberattacks in the country has boosted due to the work from home scheme. According to the report, the significant sectors may fall victim to unfavourable forces to loosen up geofencing restrictions that are approved to employees.


The National Technical Research Organization was organized in 2004. It is a technical intelligence agency that acts under the National Security Advisor of India in the Prime Minister Office. The report asserts that several sectors including public enterprises, government undertakings, banking, power, telecom, transport, energy are unprotected to attacks. This has occurred primarily because numerous companies had widened their geofencing restrictions in order to permit their employees to work from home.

Government Actions

Several cybercriminals have taken off to the extent of representing the officials from health organizations and other government enterprises, seek donations through hateful e-mail attachments. In order to subtract this, the Ministry of Home Affairs has informed the corporations in the country to track all CRUD (Create, Read, Update and Delete) activities in their IdAM (Identity and Access Management). Also, the ministry has consulted the corporations to stay resilient against ransomware attacks


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