Here I am specifically talking about the so called hackers trained from classes by paying thousand of rupees for learn hacking courses. Lakhs of Untrained but truly professional hackers are lured in unwanted activities due to lack of opportunities. Why government never thought of providing them job opportunities by testing their skills. Why Fadia or whghelas never tried bringing in to government’s notice. If the undercover hackers start getting cover and jobs from Indian government I am sure the so called ethical hacking coaching may take back seat. They are producing craze, fancy and nothing but the noobs at the end. Young guys those who have done spending so many amounts such classes are not trained to find vulnerability; they are not even taught the basics of cyber security. I might have hundreds of such kids in my face book friends list, who seek help for over small issues like finding vulnerability, forget about patching or securing.
Another anniversary of one of the world’s worst terrorist attacks (9/11) went by bringing into sharp focus the still looming threat that countries of the world face as the tools of the terrorism trade continue to evolve. Even though explosives and jet-planes are not things of the past just yet when it comes to causing damage to enemy states, cyber warfare is a serious enough threat to be pegged as the number 3 priority in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s list even way back in 2002.Indian authorities, however, just don’t seem to get the seriousness of the situation, deploying far less than what is required to combat cyber-attacks. China is actually doing a great job when it comes to cyber security. They are far better prepared and equipped than our authorities are. We have very good cyber laws in our country. The only thing that’s terrible is the training that our personnel get. Cyber security is just not taken seriously enough. We have people from all over getting transferred to cyber security [departments] without formal training or with outdated knowledge.
Defacing websites is a fast growing sector in cybercrime. This ‘hacktivism’, or activism through hacking, is where hackers from not-so-friendly states deface important websites of another country to cause everything from diplomatic embarrassment to real damage to sensitive data. Hackers from Pakistan deface anything between 40 to 50 government and corporate websites every day. Indian hackers in response manage to hack in to be almost same. The fact remains that India is woefully ill-equipped to meet the kind of aggression that the country faces from its not-so-friendly nuclear-armed neighbors what exactly are ‘real threats’ a nation can face from cybercrime and terrorism? Apart from spies, hired cyber mercenaries, and criminal syndicates worming their way into government networks, are attempting to steal a nation’s most sensitive secrets. With the blindingly rapid growth of social media making it difficult to monitor content posted online, scheming terrorists are actually posting videos on how to build everything from backpack bombs to bio-weapons in addition to that identity-thefts, email spoofing, face book account hacking, sim card cloning, call spoofing, real and rapidly expanding, including the rise of extremist websites that recruit, radicalise, and incite violence. India’s provisions to deter cyber-attacks are woefully inadequate. Last year the U.S. suffered a loss of $3 trillion due to cybercrimes. At least we are not even close to experiencing that kind of damage, but we really are headed in that direction. Security breach has become small time game.
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