Indian hacker turns cyber cop

    Date17 Apr 2002
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3229
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The clock had just struck midnight when users logged onto a popular chat site noticed a rather short message flashing up on their monitors: "DOS attack". To the majority, it may not have meant much, but to 16-year-old Ankit Fadia sitting . . . The clock had just struck midnight when users logged onto a popular chat site noticed a rather short message flashing up on their monitors: "DOS attack". To the majority, it may not have meant much, but to 16-year-old Ankit Fadia sitting in front of his PC in the Indian capital Delhi it was a "Denial of Service" attack - someone somewhere was trying to hack into a website.

    Within seconds, he had managed to track the location of the sender - from somewhere in Pakistan. Minutes later he had also found the target of attack - the website of a top Indian firm.

    They were soon alerted and a major hack was averted.

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