Clearly the Indian Navy doesn't understand vulnerability-centric security. If they did, they wouldn't have captured 23 pirates "who tried to take over a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden, between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula." They also wouldn't have "exchanged fire with a pirate "mother vessel" off the hijacking-plagued Horn of Africa, leaving the ship ablaze." Someone needs to teach these Indian sailors that the best way to stop pirates is to "build security in" when merchants construct ships!
I guess the Indians read my Offense Kills Pirates post. Maybe they decided to Take the Fight to the Enemy. Whatever the reason, good for them. Instead of commercial shippers being the only party suffering higher costs in this piracy environment (due to losses, higher insurance, increased salaries, etc.), now it's more expensive for pirates too.
Yo ho ho, pirates. We're coming for you soon. When will we take the same attitude to cyber pirates?*
*Note: I don't mean those the RIAA/MPAA calls "pirates."
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