[ISN] '40-50 Indian sites hacked by Pak cyber criminals monthly'

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Date: Mon Jan 27 2003 - 02:59:59 PST

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    [ 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
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