By Rajat Guha & Niranjan Bharati
The Economic Times
26 June, 2008
NEW DELHI: Worried over large-scale hacking of government websites by
foreign-located servers, the department of information technology (DIT)
is planning to set up a surveillance mechanism for all mails coming from
Recently hackers have found safe havens in China and the UK for
executing their malicious activities. US security agency, US-CERT, has
also initiated a similar move against such web intrusions. The US
government has accused Chinese hackers of intruding into government.s
In fact, in the wake of large-scale defacement of important government
websites, the Centre has decided to make an exclusive foolproof network
of critical infrastructure and highly-vulnerable government departments.
This is in addition to an innovative advance- warning systems, which is
being deployed to warn about virus attacks.
The cyber security wing of DIT would prepare the new software to issue
advance warnings of any lurking danger on these websites. In the US, two
Congressmen have accused China of hacking into their office computers to
possibly compromise sensitive information on Chinese dissidents.
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