Mutilation of websites has increased

By agencies   |   Friday, 24 June 2005, 07:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: The reported incidents of Indian Web site defacement in popular domains like .com and .org shot up to at least 394 during May 2005 as compared to 70 cases tracked in the previous month.

According to the latest data of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), defacements in the .com domain accounted for the bulk of the total Web site defacements during the month. Against a mere 43 defacement cases recorded in this domain in April, the number of reported cases of cyber-graffiti rose to 313 in May. The defacement cases in .org domain were also up at 29 in May against just six cases in the previous month.

The month saw the highest number of cases since January 2005 when the total defacement had shot up to 798. With the latest statistics, the number of defacement cases reported by CERT-In between January and May stood at 1,547.

As per the data, 20 defacements were tracked in the .net domain and 18 in the .in domain in May. Defacements of sites in other domains such as,,,, .info and accounted for the rest. No defacement was reported in the .biz and .edu domains.

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