http://new.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=4621 Nivedita Mookerji Friday, March 15, 2002 New Delhi: One crime that the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) will not like to enter in its own computerised data bank is the hacking of its own site. The nodal agency of the home ministry - NCRB is perhaps too busy chasing distant outlaws, completely ignoring the one at home. The home page of NCRB, http://ncrb.nic.in, has links to most of the state police departments. But what one finds in the link to Calcutta Police (NCRB has not changed to Kolkata yet) is something that NCRB would not like to investigate ó sure methods of increasing virility and sex drive! The hacker seems to be of American origin or at least has US connections, considering that the pornographic material is typically yankee in nature. Therefore, for a minute, one can pardon NRCB. For, it happened with the link to Calcutta Police that was involved in the investigations of the recent American Centre incident. But what surprises most is that while the hacker uploads the page daily, NCRB has obviously not visited the site for days on end. If they have, and have yet not carried out any action, it calls for a bigger explanation. Maybe, like the Indian politicians, the police also takes action only if a foreign hand is suspected. And if it is a neighbourly foreign hand, the action is faster. But then, will Calcutta Police continue to boast the drive of a different nature? Technology is the new buzz in Indian police. Whether in criminal investigation or traffic management, IT is the mantra. But the mindset still seems to be old and rustic. Some of the cases that the cops have solved with the help of IT have become a folklore in the Indian Police history. Senior officers are ever so willing to take a pat on the back for cracking the match-fixing case in cricket and Phoolan Deviís murder with the help of IT. But will someone please stand up and own up the responsibility for not having checked the Calcutta Police site? This hacked site was discovered just when NCRB officials were busy explaining the IT initiative in the high profile home ministry agency. For their claims. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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