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Govt’s malware and botnet cleaning center begins work with ISPs, banks etc

The Government’s malware and botnet cleaning center ‘Cyber Swachhta Kendra’ (CSK) has started working with ISPs, academia, banks and anti-virus companies to provide citizens with tools to protect data on laptops, computers and mobile phones, reports the Financial Times. According to the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY), the initiative currently has 13 banks and 58 ISPs using the facility, and a budget of Rs 90 crore. Note that the Government’s botnet and malware cleaning center was soft launched in December this year. At the time, the center, set up by CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team), said it would be responsible for helping citizens disinfect their devices of malware, botnets etc. According to CERT-In it can easily identify which IP addresses are infected since they send out bots or spam, which can then be reported to ISPs. ISPs…

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