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    Meenu
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    Even amid growing concern over cyber security, hacker groups defaced at least 340 Indian websites during November 2006, up from 244 sites targeted during last month. This takes the total number of Indian sites (government and non-government), that came under attack by hackers in the first nine months of the year, to over 4,000.Almost half of the websites targeted during November were in the .com domain (for commercial websites), according to Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). While 172 reported incidents of defacement pertained to .com domain websites, 91 belonged to the .in (country specific) domain, 43 in .org (organisation) domain, 12 in .net (network) domain, 21 in .info domain (for informative websites) and only one in the .edu (education) domain. However, the data does not divulge the particular Indian websites which were defaced during the month. http://infotech.indiatimes.com/4000_Indian_websites_hacked_MHA/articleshow/916304.cms

    #6436

    Ankur
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    Interesting statistics…

    #6437

    Aman Raheja
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    Does not surprise me. My company outsources to some of the biggest companies in India and the quality of development when it comes to security is far inferior than I can even think of.And I am not here to put the blame on anything. Just wanted to make the point that everyone in India now does programming because of the surge in demand due to outsourcing, but the quality suffers. Bigger companies do enough checks and put controls to protect their applications while there are enough that don't care enough and what you see here is just the result of the negligence.

    #6439

    Meenu
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    Yes.indeed its the negligence at par that to be blamed…….whatever said & projected as India being IT hub..but still a long way to go to make systems more secure & sophisticated.IT policies are declared & then officials & govt sleep over them.Still "Security" is big concern & thats the reason the Statistics are worrisome :-

    #6455

    kamal_dave_advocate
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    The problem is more with non-complaining of such acts/attempts.  The companies are fearfull of the dis-reputation which may result due to security flaw and which may cause financial loss.  Unless the people come forward and make complaints, no offender could be prosecuted and thus the deterrence gets faded away.  This is applicable to individuals also who hold themselves back in reporting the crime.  Even more the attitude of the authorities is also not encouraging.The need of the hour is to come out boldly and report the matter then and only then one can see the light of the checking the phenomenon of such attacks.ThanksKamal DaveAdvocateManaging Partner, "CyberJuris - Law Firm"

    #6456

    Meenu
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    Rightly said!Police & other administrative authorities lack will & attitude to solve matter in quicky.by the time any action is acted on either the grieved party suffer so much damage or  the party abstains from any further action. :-Xlegal & administrative authorities lack that technical will & know how.......Still there is no organized sector to fight such menace.........still scattered ground of operation.Reporting is one part & action is other. Kingsley Amis was not wrong when he said " There is always a gap between an idea and its execution ,but in India it is widest"SIMILAR position for IPR laws too 🙁

    #6457

    Ankur
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    This is not that companies dont try to investigate in to the crimes happening within the premises, but rather than approaching Police, they employ private cyber crime investigators. Mostly as this helps in maintaining the secrecy… and ofcourse Cyber Crime Cells lack proper infrastructure !

    #6459

    rajiv
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    Surely, this doesn't augur too well for the Indian IT as well as law enforcement agencies. It's been a while – 6 years to be precise – since the enactment of IT Act and the reported offences are just trickling in. Indeed, the executive has to answer a lot of questions… :-

    #6463

    Meenu
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    Yes Indeed companies go for private action in such cases & which is somewhat protects its good will……….but larger picture regarding cyber crimes is grim .Presently we have very beautifully crafted Enactment for past 6 years which has vigor & substance,,,but Execution part is far lagging behind either in infrastructure  or in management of technocrati

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