NEW DELHI: A Chinese group has been targeting Indian institutions to steal information about ongoing border disputes and other diplomatic matters since at least the last four years, according to a report by a US-based cybersecurity firm.
The group targeted government, scientific, educational and diplomatic institutions to steal information through phishing emails, FireEye's report has revealed. Some of these attacks were detected as recently as April, just before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China in May.
The group behind the operation, which FireEye says is most likely based in China, sent targeted phishing emails containing Microsoft Word attachments to its intended victims. These documents pertained to regional issues and contained a script called WATERMAIN, which enables access to information on infected machines.
"Collecting intelligence on India remains a key strategic goal for China-based APT groups, and these attacks on India and its neighbouring countries reflect growing interest in its foreign affairs," said Bryce Boland, FireEye chief technology officer for Asia Pacific.
"Organizations should redouble their cyber security efforts and ensure they can prevent, detect and respond to attacks in order to protect themselves," he added.
Kiran Kumar (Unknown)
So what are we supposed to do? get scared?
Dr Tarun Kumar (Navi Mumbai)
Chinese are great thief and China will collapse soon
Ashwani Kumar (Unknown)
So simple. Secure our websites so that no can hack them.
China is more concerned about what is going on in other nations then its own nation economy down sharemarket down exchange down ??
sanjay KUMAR (GH)
A Chinese group has been targeting Indian institutions to steal information about ongoing border disputes and other diplomatic matters since at least the last four years, according to a report by a US-based cybersecurity firm.
China is doing all sorts of illegal activities against India, USA etc.
Rajiv Agrawal (Unknown)
NOTHING NEW ABOUT IT