Saturday, May 30, 2009

Malware Attacks Are Increasing In India

Malware attacks against Indian Government websites have increased a lot. Even private websites are not spared. Mr. Praveen Dalal has communicated the concerns of Perry4Law to Government of India in this regard.

Recently the website of Department of Telecommunication (DOT), Government of India was found “malware infected”. Now if you try to visit the “All India Congress Committee” website [] through Google you would come across a warning by Google that “this website may harm your computer”. Of the 301 pages Google tested on the site over the past 90 days, 33 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2009-05-26, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2009-05-26. Malicious software includes 80 scripting exploit(s). This is tremendous malware activity for a single site.

Let us hope the Government of India would consider and apply the suggestions and recommendations of Mr. Dalal immediately and keep the issue of cyber security in mind while implementing its e-governance projects in India.


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