Monday, January 05, 2009

Intelligence: Pakistani Hackers Plan Attack on Indian Cyber Networks

A Press Trust of India (PTI) article, via The Hindustan Times, reports that:

After the Mumbai terror strikes, anti-India elements in Pakistan are now planning an attack on Indian computer networks, intelligence agencies have warned.

Already Pakistani hackers are trying out a dry run against Indian networks through popular websites registered there after the Mumbai terror strikes, Home Ministry sources told PTI on Tuesday.

"Every time the relations between the two countries dampen, Pakistanis start attacking Indian computer networks and this has increased after the Mumbai terror attacks," a Home Ministry source said.

Pakistani hackers have created websites such as the, which are infested with software to hack data from the targeted computers, it said.

"The website has over 12 lakh [equivalent to 1.2 Million - ferg] Indian users who are downloading stuff from these websites daily," said a cyber expert in the Ministry.

With these websites being highly popular, it will take only a few minutes for the hackers to take command of over 12 lakh computers in few minutes and the number of such computers can multiply in every minute, sources said.

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