Is India an IT superpower?

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Samir Sachdeva | April 12, 2010



1981 Indian websites have been defaced in the first three months of 2010 as per the statistics released by Cert-In (India Computer Emergency Response Team).

If the above was not enough a recent study by SecDev Group and the Information Warfare Monitor has highlighted the Chinese cyber espionage targeting Indian government institutions ; resulting in the theft of classified documents. The study titled Shadows in the cloud highlights that the computer systems related to diplomatic missions, government entities, national security, defence, academics/journalists (focused on the People’s Republic of China) based in India were compromised.

In another incident threat e-mails by suspected Maoists, had landed in the official e-mail id of Orissa Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik.  The e-mail to cmo@ori.nic.in from PLGA@orissa.gov.in / plga@ocac.in had been reported to have originated from a server in Czech Republic, but the cyber experts have so far not been able to identify the origin of e-mail.

With such developments where websites are being hacked, terror e-mails remain untraceable and foreign countries are able to hack into sensitive Government data, is it correct to claim that Indian is an IT superpower?


 

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