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Programmed to deceive

A new book explains the frightening evolution of cyber-warfare and suggests that it's not just governments but organisations too that are vulnerable

Programmed to deceive

DARK TERRITORY THE SECRET HISTORY OF CYBER WAR Author: Fred Kaplan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 338 Price: Rs 1,350 Waiting to kick off a television discussion on banking technology a year ago, I was privy to the discussion between two chief technology officers (CTOs) of large Indian banks on an "incident" they had just faced. From what I could gather, both banks had just faced massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, virtually shutting down their systems. Somehow they managed to reduce the impact of the attack - being closer to a weekend helped, ...