Sunday, November 29, 2009

India witnessed 692 websites hacked in Sep 2009 - Govt

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According to a report prepared by the Indian Computer Emergency Research Team (ICERT), which handles computer securities incidents in India, 692 websites were hacked in September 2009. Of the total 692 Indian websites hacked, 74 per cent belonged to the dotin ( or domain, while 20 per cent of the websites were in the dotcom domain (

Sources in the ministry say hacking has been carried out through several methods. “The most common method is to try and steal the password from the administrator or even get the user password. Another method is to try and enter the FTB or web server and destroy the site. If successful, the hacker can completely destroy the website. Another method is to try and ‘poison’ the URL,’’ added the Government official.