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Kerala police’s official cyber crime cell unsafe to visit?

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I read a newspaper article today in Malayala Manorama, Cochin edition that the Kerala Police have launched a specialized cell against cyber crimes in Kerala. Excited that I was, went on to search for the site on Google, and see what I found.

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The Kerala government’s official cyber crime website is labelled as “malware infected” and “unsafe for browsing” by Google!

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Further details from Google were as below.

What is the current listing status for www.keralapolice.org/newsite/?

Site is listed as suspicious – visiting this web site may harm your computer.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 1 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 0 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 07/19/2008, and suspicious content was never found on this site within the past 90 days.

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, www.keralapolice.org/newsite/ did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?

In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

This raises more questions than answers.

So, what happened to the site? Did someone hack into the site to install malicious software? If so, why isn’t Kerala Police cyber cell doing anything about it? What will happen to the public who visits the site? Aren’t their systems at risk?

Ironical isn’t it?

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26 comments

  • Sir,
    I don’t know if only criminals will check the site. I wanted to see how we can report a compliant, check the facilities etc. I think there is a good amount of people who might want to do it, if there’s a facility.

  • on what basis Sreevstava IPS comment such …. do he mean people of kerala who visiting that site to report a complaint are all criminals…If so, that’snot fair….and the automatic installation of such softwares by the police is a good thing if it can trace the cyber criminals…..

    anyway today I visit that site and not found any warning messages…

  • respected sir
    i lost my mobile phone (samsung j150) on 1|3|09 at quilon. IMIEI of the phone is 354283020358192 so i here by request you to help me to find the phone

    by
    premchand
    mobile:09964676874 or 09020031754

  • Respected sir,

    We want 2 contuct an awareness class on the topic ” mobile & Internet crimes ” in our church.
    my native place s @ kottayam..please mail the contact number of cybercell, kottayam so that i can contact for more details ..

  • respected sir

    MY NAME IS SUDHEESH,SOME ONE HACK MY ORKUT PROFILE AND GMAIL AND ALSO SEND UGLY MSG TO MY FRIENDS .WHAT WILL I DO please help me sir
    MY MOB NO IS 9946924007

    by

    sudheesh
    mettel (h)
    charal p.o
    kannur

  • The issue is probably due to some iframe scipt being injected to the files which causes it to redirect to some virus websites. The is due to poor coding which does not consider much on security, also some server vulnerabilities can cause this. I have seen this kind of attacks on hundreds of website, its becoming a common issue these days.

    The basic idea is that an attacker loads the content of an external site into the site, sets the external content to be invisible and then overlays the page you’re looking at. When you click a link you see on the current page, you are in fact clicking on the externally loaded page and about to load pretty much whatever the attacker wants.

  • Respected sir,i lost my mobile phone,21stjan 2010 at pathanapuram town Dubble sim AGTELL900 IME no.358059030027423 sir kindly enquiry, faithfully, manu.

  • MY NAME IS VIJU,SOME ONE HACK MY ORKUT PROFILE AND GMAIL AND ALSO ADDING THE ADULT CMUNITISE .WHAT WILL I DO please help me sir
    MY MOB NO IS
    9809885933

  • sir,
    we keralites deply sympathise to mr tomin thachankiri for his repeated assuranses andteaching to the kerala people about cybre offenses,NOW THE KERALA PEOPLE ARE WHOLY AND EVIDENTLY CONVINCED YOUR OWN SUBORDINATE’S ATTITUDE AND ACTIONS IN THE BATHROOM CAMERA CASE IN THE HOTEL.10O PERCENT OF KERALA PEOPLE ARE SURE THE ACCUSED SI WILL BE REINSTATED WITH PROMOTION.THIS IS ACLEAR CASE WHERE THE SI SHOULD BE SUMMARILY DISMISSED FROM SERVICE,FAILURE TO WHICH WILL RESULT IN EROSION OF FAITH IN KERALA POLICE AND THEIR ASSURANSES/PROMISES THEY GIVE.THE EXPLANATION THE SI GIVES ASHAMES AND INSULTS THE KERALA PEOPLE AND THE SUPERIOR POLICE OFFCERS.

  • Sir,

    I lost Nokia 1650 Mobile phone. It was stolen by a beggar at home…It have a postpaid BSNL connection..No is: 9447714524…Its IMEI No is: 355744029421967….Case registered No at Peravoor Policestation is : 153/10…Sir please take an immediate action to recover my phone…

    faithfully,,

    Paulose V J.
    04902444524

    29/04/10
    Peravoor

  • Sir,
    I don’t know if only criminals will check the site. I wanted to see how we can report a compliant, check the facilities etc. I think there is a good amount of people who might want to do it, if there’s a facility.

  • respcted sir,i am shaji from soudi arabia,my family staying in kollam dist,punalur.sir how can i complaint in cybercel,kindly give a answer soon,
    thanks and warm regards

    shajiphilip

  • respected sir,
    MY NAME IS ZIYA-UL-HAQ (IDEA STAR SINGER season 5),SOME ONE HACK MY ORKUT PROFILE AND GMAIL AND ALSO SEND UGLY IMAGES TO MY FRIENDS .WHAT WILL I DO please help me sir
    MY MOB NO IS 9995031339

    ZIYA-UL-HAQ
    THOPPIL(H)
    THRIKKAKKARA P.O
    THOPPIL(EKM)

  • Sir
    i cant open.my yahoomail([email protected]);i think som criminals hacked my account ; so my account will missuse by that criminals I wanted to see how we can report a compliant, check the facilities etc. I think there is a good amount of people who might want to do it, if there’s a facility.

  • Respected sir,
    my mobile nokia 5800 xpressmusic 1NMS RED was stolen whose IMEI number :352012041388538 sir please help in finding my mobile…
    Your’s faithfully
    Sachin raj pls contact ;9037643542

  • sir some body has created an id with name gopika r nath and he is missusing this id with my name and pic plz close this id on orkut as soon as possible

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