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Indo-Pak. Hacker War Comes Here Too

Cyber security experts working for the Central Government are reportedly pursuing a possible lead that an elusive Thiruvananthapuram-based computer hacker could be colluding with Pakistani hackers bent on destroying Indian servers and web sites. Sources gave the code name of the hacker as `Cobra’ and said he used an Internet cable connection provided by a local company in the State. A web trace on his activities has led the experts to believe that the elusive `Cobra’ regularly frequented a Government-owned Internet cafe in the city. The sources said efforts were on to ascertain his identity. In February this year, `Yaha’, a group of Indian hackers of which `Cobra’ is a member, had launched a `worm’ (`Yaha-Q’) which did a `distributed denial of service attack’ on several Pakistan Government sites. The sources now believe that the `source codes’ of the disruptive `Yaha-Q’ worm were compromised to Pakistani hackers by `Cobra’ and two other Indian hackers identified by their code-names as `Xtremist’ and `Roxx’. The sources alleged that `Cobra’, `Xtremist’ and `Roxx’, who were originally members of the Indian hacker group `Yaha’ which developed the `Yaha-Q’ worm, are now working to the advantage of Pakistani hacker groups. Full Story

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