'Pak criminals hack into 40-50 Indian sites a day'

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Pak hackers deface 50 Indian sites a day: Ankit Fadia
New Delhi, Nov 12: Exposing the lack of cyber security in India, an 'ethical hacker' has revealed the Pakistani cyber criminals manage to deface 40 to 50 Indian sites every day.

In the war that has been on since 2001, the Pakistani criminals are able to easily break into Indian cyberspace, while their Indian counterparts can only deface about 10 to 15 Pak websites in retaliation, Ankit Fadia told Business Standard.

"Terrorists are using the most advanced technologies for communicating with each other, which include VoIP (voice-over Internet protocol), hiding messages inside photographs, draft emails and encrypted pen drives," the 18-year-old added.

Fadia pointed out that even though India is the global IT capital, the country has to still go a long way when it comes to cyber security.

"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 said in another interview with a news agency.

Fadia is an independent computer security and digital intelligence consultant. He has also worked with the CBI to trace the addresses of 15 Pakistani hackers who posted anti-India messages on websites they broke into.

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