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Govt to set up ‘botnet’ cleaning & malware analysis centre

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malwareAs a part of the Digital India programme, the Government is setting up a centre that will detect malicious programmes like ‘botnets’ and help people remove such harmful softwares from their devices for free.

The Government issetting up ‘botnet’ cleaning and malware analysis centre within three months ith an outlay of about Rs 100 crore,” according to report.

The national cyber security watchdog Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (ICERT) has selected vendor for the setting up the centre.

Botnet is a network of malicious softwares. It can steal information, take control of device function and carry out cyber attacks like Distributed Denial-of-Service (DdoS).

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