Govt to audit banking tech infra, look at IT act review to tackle cyber crime

The government plans to review the Information Technology Act to bring in provisions that have rules to tackle cyber crime while looking to audit the technology infrastructure of National Payments Corporation of India for possible holes that could be exploited by cyber criminals.

The government, which plans to strengthen the country’s computer emergency response team or CERT-In, with ethical hackers who would respond to cyber breaches across the country, has directed digital payment agencies to report to CERT-in any unusual activity on their platforms. The IT ministry has approved setting up of CERTs in five states and creating 26 new posts in CERT-In.

“All digital payments agencies have been asked to report to CERT-In any unusual activity on their platforms. We are taking several measures to ensure a resilient system. We will audit the IT infra of NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) and have formed crack teams at CERT-In for

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