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CAT 2010 Official Site Attacked

CAT (Common Admission Test) 2010 results website, www.catiim.in, is being targeted and the results of the CAT, planned to be declared in the second week of January 2011, were disclosed, as per the news by indianexpress.com on January 4, 2011.

Remarkably, CAT test results enable MBA aspirants to get admission in one of the India's reputed Management Institute viz. Indian Institute of Management (IIM). Details reveal that anyone who uses the IIM site will be hit by malware files intend to harm the system.

An international firm that looks into the assessment and testing services for CAT, Promeric, stated that they have been looking into the reports that IIM's CAT official website www.catiim.in has been showing caution messages on certain web browsers. malware was found and recovered overnight. However, it will require time for the caution messages to disappear from Google Chrome. As mentioned, as the bottom of the candidate registration page, candidates are recommended to make use of the following web browsers- Firefox version 3.0 and above or Internet Explorer version 7 or above, as per the news by oneindia.in on January 3, 2011.

Further, Promeric stated if the official website of CAT is not available then another website i.e. https://iim.prometric.com/ is available for receiving applicants' appointments and applications.

While the news has created buzz all over the Web and Promeric has issued an officail statement, it has been rejected by the Convenor for CAT 2010 Himanshu Rai.

He claimed that the results will be declared as scheduled on January 12, 2011. Presently, the website is involved in the process of uploading and testing the results, as per the reports by economictimes.indiatimes.com on January 4, 2011.

But, some of the students claim of seeing the results online, however Rai stated that they might have seen the live testing of results. Also, Rai added that the test is generally conducted in an offline mode. However, sometimes a live-testing is conducted to make sure that the contents appear in the right format.

Lastly, the recent incident striked a chord in many MBA aspirants of the harmful computer virus attack during CAT 2009.

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