Crimes at Cyber Headlines

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cyber Crime On A Roll In India

cyber criminals are now targeting Enterprises and Consumers based in Tier III cities.
The ISTR (Internet Security Threat Report) by Symantec states after metro cities its now turn for the cities like Bhopal, Surat, Pune, Hyderabad and Noida which also features in top ten bot affected cities list. However it has not resulted to decline in metro cities. Cyber Criminals have now become more professional and commercial in developing, distributing and using the malicious codes, scripts and services.
The new technology and easy money stuff is responsible for the birth of new hackers and cyber criminals. The new hacking tools and viruses being exchanged among the hackers enable them to break into computer systems more easily than ever before. During the first six months, Symantec had observed an increase in multi-staged attacks. It is an initial attack that is not intended to perform malicious activities immediately but later on.
India is now taking steps to fight against the cyber crime, Indian Police are now being trained on how the Internet, e-mail, and other computer-based tools can be used by criminals to illegally obtain information stored in databases.
In the home to tech hot spots, Banglore, a lab is expected to come up very soon to train more than 1,000 police officers and other law enforcement personnel annually in cybercrime investigation techniques. It will be the third of its kind to provide such services by Indian government after Mumbai and Thane.
As cyber threats continue to grow in India with more than 30 million Internet users across the tier I and II cities, it has never been more important to remain vigilant and informed on the evolving threats,” says Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, Symantec India.
Ankit Fadia, the 21-year-old computer whizkid and author of ‘The Unofficial Guide to Ethical Hacking’ said “I could hack a state-owned bank’s website or a government communications website which shows the vulnerability, thousands of Indian websites are being hacked each day”.
He also has announced his association with the Ghaziabad-based Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) for a one year diploma course in cyber security programme through distance learning. In near future such courses can help to take on cyber crimes.

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