Indian ethical hackers are reaching out to introduce Robert, a French cyber researcher, in order to alert firms of flaws in their online assets as they fear the country’s local laws does not provide them protection against such vulnerabilities.
Cases of Organisations such as Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) and the India Post and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) stand as precedents with fixing those flaws after Baptiste Robert flagged the chinks in their online assets.
Amusingly, these organisations were alerted by the Indian online security researchers several months ago about the gaps exposing sensitive data online.
In the case of ISRO, it was one of the computers in its satellite-tracking unit, while in BSNL’s case, it was employee data from its intranet and at India Post, it was employee bank details. These organisations acted on Robert’s tweets that pointed to the flaws but had remained unattended when local researchers had flagged them.