Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fake WikiLeaks against India: Pakistan media apologises

It has been quite some time since I blogged a note. The delay is simply on account of the incredible amount of work at hand these days, especially as our teams grow.

I did however wish to share a thought about this whole WikiLeaks thing which seems to have rocked the world. It seems it is also being misused to malign countries.

For instance, earlier this week Pakistani newspapers carried articles that purported to detail shocking American assessments of India's military and civilian leaders.

The Guardian which first published the cables have now proved that the reports in Pakistani dailies are not accurate. The Guardian did it own searches and found that there was no evidence to support the validity of these purported claims.

It is indeed sad to see Pakistan stoop so low for propaganda purposes.

By the way, on a related note, I also thought of sharing with you a brilliant piece of analysis on this Wikileaks incident. A former Microsoft Security expert recently provided an analysis of this whole affair from an IT security pro's perspective, and you can find it online at the Identity, Security and Access Blog.

The piece is actually titled "The WikiLeaks Security Incident – A Warning and a Wake-Up Call to Organizations Worldwide", in case you wish to Google it, and it really made me think hard about the value of IT security.

It is one of the most unbiased yet objective pieces of analysis I have enccountered so far, so I thought of sharing it with one and all. If you have a minute, do consider checking it out.