Forwarded from: William Knowles <wkat_private> http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue7_12/srijith/ [Worth a looksee, at least the writer credits the sources of information unlike many cyber-intelligence companies do. - WK] Analysis of Defacement of Indian Web Sites by K. N. Srijith Abstract: This paper analyses publicly available reports of defacements of Indian Web sites. The primary aim of the paper is to present the raw information available as understandable statistical details. It also discusses the trends in the defacement activities and tries to find out the motive behind the defacement activities. Introduction The Internet, the worldwide network of interconnected machines, has evolved over the last couple of years from a research project, to a geek's medium, and into a common communication medium. Web sites have been sprouting everywhere, creating an online presence for companies, institutions, organisations and individuals. However, along with the rise of Internet, there has also been a corresponding rise in the number of Internet related thefts, fraud and system compromises. As more and more bugs in server implementation are discovered, they are promptly used to break into online systems and gain access to restricted information. India is not an exception to this trend. As the number of Indian Web sites has increased, so have the attacks directed against them. The media and the security industry are slowly realising the extent of the problem. It was felt that research needed to be done to gather statistical and empirical information on the state and trends of defacement activities targeted against Indian Web sites, as there has not been any previously reported study or survey on this topic. Most of the information used in this paper is taken from Project India Cracked , a Web project run by the author, that has been monitoring defacement of Indian Web sites since the year 2000. [...] *==============================================================* "Communications without intelligence is noise; Intelligence without communications is irrelevant." Gen Alfred. M. Gray, USMC ================================================================ C4I.org - Computer Security, & Intelligence - http://www.c4i.org *==============================================================* - 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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