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Pak song sites may be used to hack Indian web




Pak song sites may be used to hack Indian web
Pak song sites may be used to hack Indian web



http://www.indianexpress.com/news/pak-song-sites-may-be-used-to-hack-indian-web/407259/ 

Indian Express
Jan 06, 2009

New Delhi: 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 said in New Delhi 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 www.songs.pk, which 
are infested with software to hack data from the targeted computers, it 
said.

"The website www.songs.pk has over 12 lakh 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.

"Instead of the existing less harmful virus, new ones such as Botnet and 
Zoombie can be easily released into the Indian computers, which later on 
replicate and make the entire server vulnerable," the expert said.

"Nowadays new virus and worms are detected while downloading songs from 
these websites, which could be just a dry run to manage a bigger 
attack," he said.

Government websites have been highly vulnerable to hacking and they have 
been intruded many times by the Pakistani hackers.

"Most of the time, these cases are not reported as the server is based 
in Pakistan and we cannot do anything in this regard," the expert said.

The anti-virus software, too, cannot work in such situation as the virus 
used in such cyber wars are usually new and the anti-virus software 
cannot identity and detect it, he said.

"If anti-virus software cannot identify the signature of the virus 
coming through Internet, it will not detect it and as a result the virus 
will be downloaded in the computer in spite of such software available 
in the network," the expert added.


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