Cyber-crime explosion

Measured response urgently needed

Studies by the Data Security Council of India (DSCI), a self-regulatory agency promoted by the software industry lobby group National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) and the internet security industry, indicate a dramatic rise in attacks by cyber criminals on Indian entities in recent years. These have taken the form of hacking and malware threats driven by an attempt to blackmail. The data breach investigations report of the DSCI and internet security threat report of the security firm Symantec bear this out. This is not surprising; the Indian economy has been going ...