Spectrum of Cyber Threats and Attack Trends in Indian Scenario
Narinder Singh Rana1, S. N. Panda2
1Narinder Singh Rana, Research Scholar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
2Dr. S. N. Panad, Professor, RIMT-Regional Institute of management & Technical, Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab, India.
Manuscript received on February 15, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on February 26, 2015. | Manuscript published on March 05, 2015. | PP: 93-96 | Volume-5 Issue-1, March 2015. | Retrieval Number: A2537035115/2015©BEIESP
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Abstract: With the growth of Internet in the country the dependence of the Indian economy on ICT (Information and Communication Technology) has increased tremendously in last couple of decades, and corresponding has been growth of cyber incidents in the country. In the wake of increasing cyber incidents in India, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) was constituted by government of India in 2004. In this paper the authors have studied the scope and scale of cyber incidents happening in the country. Website defacement being the most visible part of a cyber incident, have been used to study the trend of cyber attacks in India. Analysis has also been done regarding the various types of domain that have been attacked and the motivation behind these attacks, other common attacks and their growth trends have also been studied with the help of CERT-In data.
Keywords: CERT-In, Cyber Incident, Security, Website Defacement.