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Southeast Asia Begins to Prepare for Cyber War; India Turns to AI

Southeast Asia Begins to Prepare for Cyber War; India Turns to AI (Trends, Reports, Analysis)

By AsiaToday reporter Lee Mi-hyun - Voices urging to prepare for cyber warfare is growing in Southeast Asia, which has weak information security against cyber threats. "India turns to AI as cyber warfare threats grow," reported AFP on Sunday. Southeast Asia, including India, is considered to be more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Cyber security vulnerabilities in Southeast Asia alter the safety of the internet on a global scale, said Bloomberg BNA quoting security analysts. Nepalese media The Himalayan Times urged changes in Nepal, saying, "Nepal is extremely vulnerable to cyber-attacks in the era where an individual or even a group of individuals can wage a war with just a use of computers." According to the report, Nepal is encountering a high number of malware attacks on a daily basis and it has also become a target and being exploited by cyber criminals and state sponsored hackers. The media said that Nepal needs to build up "an elite cyber task force for national defense of information and security of Nepal." It pointed out that not only the government but also the nation as a whole should raise awareness of cyber security.

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