The Computer Emergency Response Team of Asian School of Cyber Laws (ASCL-CERT) was established in late 1999 to enable corporate India to battle the ever-growing wave of computer crime and computer abuse.
ASCL-CERT team consists of IT and legal professionals. To learn more on the ASCL-CERT, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- This report analyzes 6266 incidents of computer crime and abuse from 1st January 2001 through 31st December, 2002
- These incidents range from obscene, threatening and defamatory emails to computer aided sabotage, source code thefts and even attempted cyber murders!
- Incidents were reported by over 600 organisations from the IT, Manufacturing, Financial services, Education, Telecom, Health care, Other Services and other sectors.
- The types of computer crime and abuse incidents include data theft email abuse, unauthorized access, data alteration, targeted virus attacks, denial of service attacks.
Some findings of the report:
- The occurrence of a computer crime incident is most likely in September, least likely in August, more likely on a Monday, Friday or Saturday and least likely on a Sunday.
- A disgruntled former employee is more likely to commit a computer crime than a business rival.
- Two thirds of data theft incidents are attributable to employees (current as well as former).
- The average cost of a data theft attack is Rs. 1.8 lakh, with the cost ranging between Rs 20,000 and Rs. 1.87 crore.
- In 97% of incidents involving obscene emails, the victims are female employees.
- 55% of unauthorized access incidents were traced to persons within the victim organization.
- Almost 60% of computer crime incidents are likely to occur in the first six months of a year.