Nitin Gadkari: ‘Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Are Prone To Cyber Attacks’

by Shreya Ghosh
Nitin Gadkari: ‘Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Are Prone To Cyber Attacks’

Electric vehicles are now trending in so many places all around us. Many people are choosing EVs as their mode of transportation. And because of the demand for these vehicles, so many charging stations have also been set up in different places. All these charging stations for electric vehicles are susceptible to many incidents related to cyber attacks and cyber security. Just like all the applications of technology that we use every day, EV charging stations are also prone to such cyber incidents. This was stated in Parliament on Thursday.

Nitin Gadkari Sent A Reply To The Lok Sabha Regarding Issues Of EV Charging Stations

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Nitin Gadkari, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India sent a written reply to the Lok Sabha. In his reply, he stated how the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team has found many reports regarding electric vehicle charging stations. There have been several reports stating the problems faced while using the services of these charging stations. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team works on identifying the incidents and threats of cyber security.

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The Minister shared how the government knows about this cyber attacks and cyber threats. Also, he further added that the government is working to combat this problem.

Cyber Security Cases Reported In The Past Couple Of Years:

Nitin Gadkari shared the number of such incidents of cyber attacks in the last few years. These numbers are tracked down by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team.

  • 2,08,456 cases of cyber security were reported in 2018.
  • In 2019, the number was 3,94,499.
  • The numbers increased a lot in 2020. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team reported 11,58,208 cases.
  • 14,02,809 incidents were reported in 2021.
  • Lastly, 13,91,457 cases were reported in 2022.

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The Union Minister has also replied to several inquiries and questions as well. In response to the hit-and-run cases, he shared that compensation of ₹147 lakhs has been spent for the victims. This budget is till the month of February of the present fiscal year.

The Minister also stated that the Ministry has planned to construct the National Highways this financial year. The target for this year is much higher than the last 3 years.

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