02 July 2012

Govt plans cyber offensive to tackle Chinese hackers


THE NAVY is examining the findings of a board of inquiry that probed lapses in cyber security measures in the eastern command headquarters at Visakhapatnam, leading to possible loss of data to Chinese hackers.

This incident has led to clamour for changing the countrys cyber security policy from passive to active. As of now, only defensive measures have been put in place, but security experts now want to launch an offensive through its own hacking units, a move that is being seriously pursued by the government.

The government is considering counter cyber offensive and the issue came up in the past weeks meeting of the national security council on cyber threats, headed by PM Manmohan Singh.................

Sources said the cause of threat was lapses on part of an unspecified number of officers who did not follow the procedures and used external devices in which bugs were planted by the hackers to extract information...............


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