Govt. to set up National Threat Intelligence Centre to fight cyber crime
The Indian government is planning to set up a National Threat Intelligence Centre in view of rising cyber crimes such as identity theft, hacking, financial fraud, child pornography and corporate espionage. While launching a report on cyber security prepared by software industry body Nasscom, Home Minister P Chidambaram said that the government needs to fortify its capacity to deal with online security threats/crimes.
“We have taken numerous steps to protect the physical infrastructure…I think all that we have done to protect the infrastructure in the physical space seems to be a lighter task than when we face threats that have been outlined in the cyber space,” Chidambaram said, acknowledging the online crimes were on the rise in the country.
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‘Unknown’ Hackers Hit NASA, Harvard, U.S. Air Force, Others
A group of hackers calling themselves The Unknowns recently claimed to have hacked an eclectic group of targets, including NASA, the U.S. Military, the U.S. Air Force, the European Space Agency, the Thai Royal Navy, Harvard University, Renault, the French Ministry of Defense, the Bahrain Ministry of Defense, and the Jordanian Yellow Pages.
Posting samples of data from each organization, the group wrote, “Victims, we have released some of your documents and data, we probably harmed you a bit but that’s not really our goal because if it was then all of your Web sites would be completely defaced but we know that within a week or two, the vulnerabilities we found will be patched and that’s what we’re actually looking for.”
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Indian diplomat’s daughter files lawsuit; seeks USD 1.5 million
An Indian diplomat’s daughter, who was jailed for a day on suspicion of sending obscene emails to her teacher, has filed a lawsuit against the city of New York and her school authorities seeking USD 1.5 million in damages for her wrongful imprisonment and suspension from school.
Krittika Biswas, 18, the daughter of Vice-Consul in the Consulate General of India in New York Debashish Biswas, was detained and arrested in February last year on the grounds that she had sent “offensive and sexually threatening” emails to her teachers in Queens’s John Browne High School.
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