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Indian Web Sites Now Seen Vulnerable to Hacking

THE outbreak of the second Gulf war has, as expected, led to a sudden spurt in “hacking” on the Internet, with Indian and India-related Web sites being particularly vulnerable, with the US military action in Iraq gathering momentum. Although it is too early get any precise estimates of the number of Indian sites that have been targeted by the hackers, according to `Zone-H’ a widely respected Web site (www.zone-h.org) which regularly tracks the developments in hacking/defacing/cracking/Internet spamming and has a well-stocked archive, the total worldwide causalities has been put at a record 652 for Friday, a day after the war began. This, when on an average, only around 200 Web sites are the target of vandalism on regular days. As Zone – H points out, “The war has stirred up computer virus writers and malicious hackers, who have apparently decided to vent by defacing Web sites and releasing e-mail worms that prey on people’s fears and curiosity. Antagonists and activists based in the US, Europe and West Asia are engaged in their own form of war games. Full Story

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