Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cyber crimes posing serious threat: experts

Thiruvananthapuram: The State governments in India are yet to respond to the threat posed by cyber assailants, though the telecom and banking sectors in the country are well prepared, experts from the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)-India, have said.

They were participating in a workshop on crisis management for countering cyber attacks and cyber terrorism organised by the Kerala State IT Mission and CERT- Kerala here on Tuesday.

Addressing the workshop, B.J. Srinath, senior director, CERT-India said cyber attackers were refining their methods and consolidating global networks that supported coordinated criminal activity. �Information stealing, rather than destruction, is the main objective, he said.

Mr. Srinath said the use of cyberspace for money laundering, propaganda and recruitment to terrorist networks was on the rise.

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