EV charging stations are vulnerable to cyber attacks, warns Nitin Gadkari

auto news desk, In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, the Union Transport Minister informed Parliament that “electric vehicle charging stations, like any other technological application, are more vulnerable to cyber attacks and cyber security incidents.” He said the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), which is mandated to track and monitor cyber security incidents in India, received a report of deficiencies related to products and applications related to electric vehicle charging stations, which Regarding this, he has said that “the government is fully aware of the various types of cyber security threats and is actively taking steps to deal with the issue of hacking.

What does the report say?
Speaking in Parliament, Nitin Gadkari said that as per the information provided and tracked to CERT-In, 2,08,456 in the year 2018, 3,94,499 in the year 2019, 11,58,208 in the year 2020, 14 in the year 2021, 02,809 and 13,91,457 cyber security incidents have been registered in the year 2022.

Cyber ​​attacks can happen on EV Charging Stations, Nitin Gadkari said this in Parliament.  EV Charging Stations Are Vulnerable In Cyber ​​Attacks, Says Nitin Gadkari

Increase in hit-and-run accident compensation
In response to another question, Nitin Gadkari said that till February in the current financial year, Rs 147 lakh has been distributed as compensation to the victims of hit and run. The Ministry has formulated the Compensation Scheme for Hit and Run Motor Accident Victims, 2022. In which compensation has been increased for the victims of hit and run accidents. There is a provision of compensation of Rs 50,000 in case of grievous injury and Rs 2,00,000 in case of death.

Highways are being built fast
In response to another question, Nitin Gadkari said that the ministry has set a maximum target of 12,200 km for construction of national highways during the current financial year as compared to the previous three financial years. He informed that, “The target of NH construction for the financial year 2023-24 has not yet been fixed, work is going on on 19 projects at a cost of Rs 21,864 crore, which are delayed due to delay in land acquisition.

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