Indian hacker turns cyber cop

Sunday, 21 April 2002, 3:03 PM EST

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.

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