http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/comp/articleshow?artid=35386388 PTI [ FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2003 08:45:37 PM ] HYDERABAD: About 40 to 50 Indian websites, including those belonging to sensitive government agencies and corporate bodies, are being hacked or defaced by Pakistani cyber criminals every month, according to the prodigious 18-year-old 'ethical hacker' Ankit Fadia. Fadia, who has given consultancy services to a string of intelligence agencies, defence departments, government and private organisations including FBI and CBI, said he had recently submitted a '25-page white paper' to the government detailing the addresses of the Pakistani hackers who had formed three groups calling themselves 'Hactivists' (hackers for a cause). "Though we have enacted cyber laws, there is not much awareness in the country about security risks arising from cyber attacks nor is there any proper training for law enforcing agencies to deal with the crime", Fadia, who rose to international fame by authoring a book 'Unofficial Guide to Ethical Hacking' at a tender age of 14, said. Fadia, an independent computer security and digital intelligence consultant, had recently assisted CBI in tracing the addresses of 15 Pakistani hackers who had defaced Indian websites and posted anti-India messages. The prodigious cyber-crime buster, who uses hacking as a 'vaccination' to track down 'crackers' (evil hackers), was here to deliver a lecture on 'Cyber Attacks' at the International Institute of Information Technology. - 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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