Over 700 government website have been hacked between the year 2013 and 2016, Ministry of Home Affairs informed the Parliament on Tuesday.

As many as 199 websites belonging to central ministries/departments and state governments were hacked in 2016. In 2015, the number was 164 and in 2014, it was 155.

The number of government websites hacked in 2013 was 189.

Recently, the website of National Security Guard (NSG) was also hacked by some hackers on January 7, 2017 and then it was blocked immediately by the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT.IN).

Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Minister of State for Home, informed the Lok Sabha that nearly 8300 persons have been arrested under the cyber crime laws.