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Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021
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Our Ether Warriors

Govt hiring hackers to keep cyberware secure

Our Ether Warriors
Illustration by Sorit
Our Ether Warriors
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A Digital Cadre...

  • The Union home ministry is supporting the launch of a database of hackers who protect India’s online interests
  • India has repeatedly come under attack from hackers who have stolen classified data
  • ’Official’ hackers will defend key areas such as banking, telecom, defence etc from cyber attacks
  • The database is to be launched at a conference on hacking to be held in Mumbai next week

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Having suffered repeated attacks by hackers from across the globe, the Indian government has decided to turn to people who can fight them best—hackers themselves. The Union ministries of home affairs and information, communication & technology are backing a move by the Information Security and Analysis Centre (ISAC), a not-for-profit group based in Mumbai, to launch a pool of hackers who will be trained to protect India’s critical infrastructure, including the banking, power and telecom...

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