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[ISN] Analysis of Defacement of Indian Web Sites
Forwarded from: William Knowles <wk@xxxxxxx>
[Worth a looksee, at least the writer credits the sources of
information unlike many cyber-intelligence companies do. - WK]
Analysis of Defacement of Indian Web Sites
by K. N. Srijith
This paper analyses publicly available reports of defacements of
Indian Web sites. The primary aim of the paper is to present the raw
information available as understandable statistical details. It also
discusses the trends in the defacement activities and tries to find
out the motive behind the defacement activities.
The Internet, the worldwide network of interconnected machines, has
evolved over the last couple of years from a research project, to a
geek's medium, and into a common communication medium. Web sites have
been sprouting everywhere, creating an online presence for companies,
institutions, organisations and individuals. However, along with the
rise of Internet, there has also been a corresponding rise in the
number of Internet related thefts, fraud and system compromises. As
more and more bugs in server implementation are discovered, they are
promptly used to break into online systems and gain access to
India is not an exception to this trend. As the number of Indian Web
sites has increased, so have the attacks directed against them. The
media and the security industry are slowly realising the extent of the
problem. It was felt that research needed to be done to gather
statistical and empirical information on the state and trends of
defacement activities targeted against Indian Web sites, as there has
not been any previously reported study or survey on this topic.
Most of the information used in this paper is taken from Project India
Cracked , a Web project run by the author, that has been monitoring
defacement of Indian Web sites since the year 2000.
"Communications without intelligence is noise; Intelligence
without communications is irrelevant." Gen Alfred. M. Gray, USMC
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