Cyber terrorism is becoming a growing concern in India. Recently, celebrity cyber security expert Ankit Fadia stated “The next big war that the country may have to wage against terror will be on the Internet. The network infrastructure of the country may be attacked any time. Social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, Orkut and Myspace may also pose a threat,” Fadia told IANS in an e-mail interview.
Fadia, who was working with the Central Bureau of Investigation until a couple of years ago said that terrorists are now using “VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) chats, hidden messages inside photographs, draft e-mails and encrypted pen drives to communicate across the world. According to Fadia, cyber laws in India may be quite good, “but the problem is that the police who enforce those laws are not trained properly. If anyone lodges a cyber crime complaint at the nearest police station, I am sure that nine out of 10 times, officials attending to you won’t even know what you are saying.”
Law enforcement’s goal is to bring those who are guilty to justice. “According to NASSCOM-IDC surveys the demand for ethical hackers is estimated at 77,000 in India and 188,000 worldwide currently” said Fadia. Fadia fears that as we continue to rely upon the Internet in our daily lives we aslo leave ourselve’s open.
(Via New Kerala)
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