原文标题：China’s Tencent employee attacks Indian websites
NEW DELHI: Websites of Indian government and Tibetan activists in the country are under attack in a cyber attack campaign engineered by a Chinese hacker, working with one of the world's largest e-tailers Tencent, a report released by IT security firm Trend Micro said on Friday.
The Luckycat cyber campaign, has been linked to 90 attacks in recent past against targets in India and Japan, as well as against Tibetan activists, said the report released by the Japanese network security firm. 'Luckycat' has been able to compromise about 233 computers many of which are in India.
"We were able to track elements of this campaign to hackers based in China," said Baburaj Varma, Head - Technical Services (India & SAARC) Trend Micro.
"The victims, include Indian military research organisations and shipping companies, besides aerospace, energy and engineering companies in Japan," said Varma
The owner of the attack alias, according to online records, is Gu Kaiyuan, a former graduate student at Sichuan University, in Chengdu, China. The university receives government financing for its research in computer network defence. The hacker is now an employee at Tencent, China's leading internet company, according to Trend Micro.
According to the report, the hacker is believed to have recruited students to work on the university's research involving computer attacks.
Praveen G (Dharwad)
31 Mar, 2012 11:46 AM
hacker attacks? what actually they did? did they changed the content or shutdown the entire system or anything else? i think reader should know basic or least information about damages done!
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31 Mar, 2012 12:15 PM
The Chinese hackers should not waste time in hacking these computers , instead they should buy some big Congress Politician and get uncensored data.
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Chicken Manchurian (Beijing) replies to mil
31 Mar, 2012 01:18 PM
Congress Politician are costly .... BJP politicians come cheap
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31 Mar, 2012 12:24 PM
Lets do the same to them, we will also make good hacker . We are much ahead of them in IT
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Ah Cha (Mahatsara) replies to sam
01 Apr, 2012 01:03 AM
When was the last time an Indian won a Top Coder competition?
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Brijesh (Bangalore) replies to sam
31 Mar, 2012 02:23 PM
We are much behind China in hacking skills.Having 20-30 lakh people in IT industry doesnt mean we have all IT skills needed.Chinese youngsters are regular toppers in international coding events.Indians are not even noticed in such events
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Indian (India) replies to sam
31 Mar, 2012 02:20 PM
Agree with u on "lets do the same to them" disagree on "we are much ahead of them in IT". they have already caught up with us if not already ahead and definitely far far ahead of us in cyber warfare.
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FACTS (Mumbai) replies to sam
31 Mar, 2012 01:42 PM
What does the Indian IT professionals do ? can you list any end products by India companies ? NONE!
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31 Mar, 2012 02:10 PM
I recently met a a Japanese gentleman who asked me why Indian government does not react to the Chinese roof-top yells regarding Arunachal, Indo-China borders, Brahmaputra water diversion, He felt the present Indian ministers and the government appears to be a frightened lot. I felt ashamed of our government. China like Pakistan is hiding behind terrorists feigning ignorance. This attack from China is state sponsored. China will possibly claim they have o hand in this and non-state actors are indulging in this. Indian government knows very well that the Chinese oppression on Tibetans, that has led to many deaths of Tibetans. S.M.Krishna will tell the media not to get excited about this and this should be sorted out in an amicable manner. I have never seen such I*****s ruling any country.
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W (SF) replies to Kali
02 Apr, 2012 12:11 AM
Ask this Japanese "gentlemen" why his country has become a eunuch on the international stage? Why it has to do everything its slave master, the US, wants? Why it has no control over the crimes committed by US soldiers on Japanese girls in Japan? He should not be lecturing India about standing up for itself.
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Mr Facts (India) replies to Kali
31 Mar, 2012 02:57 PM
Why dont you ask the Japanese man about what Japan will do when China will completely absorb it in 10 years. Already Japan has a large % of Chinese nationals in it. Their jobs are slowly being taken by the Chinese and the Chinese businesses are cropping up like grass in their country ? Japanese men are getting increasingly depressed with Chinese men and white men marrying all their women. Dont be ashamed of your country and dont think with an angry mind. Every country in the world has larger problems than that of us.
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31 Mar, 2012 07:42 PM
Hacker attacks show that the complaints of Tibetans are making an impression on the targetted Chinese authorities at last. You hit a target only when it matters to you.
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HyderabadiSher (Hyderabad) replies to jaippande
31 Mar, 2012 08:19 PM
One day all these Chinese will bow down and fall at the feet of His Holiness Dalai Lama
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31 Mar, 2012 08:16 PM
These Chinki monkeys sponsored by their daddies - the Chinki government are the biggest threat to world peace. Time that the world acknowledges that these chinks should be quarantined.
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31 Mar, 2012 10:16 PM
Just look at how the media twists the news. The hacker was a grad student when he carried out his hacking attacks. Note he was also studying computer security. He must have become curious, and we all know how poorly laws are implemented in India or China. So it was basically a fun exercise for him, or he was trying to prove his hacking attempt can work. But no... TOI has to point out that the Chinese government finances the university. Of course, duh!!! All public universities in India and their research is financed by Indian govt. And leave it to the Indians here to start acting like chest-beating gorillas.
If this hacking attempt was so serious, then the Japanese and Indian governments would have responded. Nothing serious happened. In fact, if we have a brain, we need to understand how he hacked and try to make sure that vulnerability gets closed. But no.. TOI wants war!!! TOI wants to prove how we Indians live in sh*t, we are one of the most poorest countries in the world with the 1/50th the GDP per capita of USA, and how we deserve that position by acting like gorillas!
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31 Mar, 2012 10:40 PM
It's so funny seeing some Indians still thinking that China will be a friend to India. They couldn't make it any more clearer what they think of us. They're probably thinking ''These naive Indians still don't get it, we're going to have to put up a big sign on the border for them to understand. China never has and never will believe in 'Hindi-Chini bhai bhai'' Why should they? Just because you extend a hand of friendship to someone, does not mean they are obliged to take it.
The Chinese care only for Chinese. Indians need to stop being so d@mn pathetic and start looking out for themselves and their interests rather than shamelessly grovelling to Chinese and Westerners. China is planning only for its own prosperity and security. India is naive and thinks we live in a fairy-tale land where the Chinese will be kind and generous to us. Just one questions, if they haven;t been kind and generous to us in the past, why would they be so in the future?
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gangineni ajay kumar (Hyderabad)
01 Apr, 2012 07:23 AM
Why do not our IT experts do the same to them? India is supposed to be leader in the IT.
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Iron (SE) replies to gangineni ajay kumar
01 Apr, 2012 08:02 AM
"India is supposed to be leader in the IT." Supposed is the KEY WORD here :))
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Indian IT (Delhi) replies to Iron
01 Apr, 2012 09:39 AM
Yes i agree with your key word, also all the computer hardware in India comes China, we are leaders who depending on others.Its like you do all the hardwork, i take all the praise of your hardwork...its how Indian leadership use work
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01 Apr, 2012 09:19 AM
So much for the year of friendship between India-China!
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I am Legend (India)
01 Apr, 2012 10:58 AM
It seems Chengdu required another earthquake to being its people to its senses.May God curse these chipmunks.
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Amit (Melbourne) replies to I am Legend
01 Apr, 2012 05:25 PM
Who ever disagree here doesn't actualyly understand chinese government and what the do. China wants every small country under its own territory. But that's not going to happen. They can never become a super power because they need to be democratic to be one.
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W (SF) replies to Amit
02 Apr, 2012 01:21 PM
Seems like the Roman Empire, Spanish Conquistadors, Mongol Empire, and Victorian England succeeded in building great empires without being democratic (they all had tyrants at the time).
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romi (singapore )
01 Apr, 2012 11:33 AM
had indian hacked chinese website - china would have complained & our stupid government whoudl have got hold of that guy & put him in prison Thats the difference between democracy & communist
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Ayyathan RK (UAE)
01 Apr, 2012 12:43 PM
Who ever be the culprit, should be punished severly. Otherwise many hackers will come out and destroy our worldwide system.
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01 Apr, 2012 08:09 PM
wats the use of dis news man.u know the culprit but can do nothing
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01 Apr, 2012 10:41 PM
I am no hacker, but guys, we Indians are the best. Are our computer masterminds not able to return the favor? Let's teach the hacker a lesson.
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damu (lucknow) replies to Czar
02 Apr, 2012 06:44 AM
Our computer masterminds do not indulge in cheap destructive tactics. We do things that helps the world at large
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Czar replies to damu
02 Apr, 2012 08:48 AM
Well, then in that case China wins, we lose.
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Iron (SE) replies to Czar
02 Apr, 2012 05:39 AM
"we Indians are the best" - Best in What Sir? "Are our computer masterminds not able to return the favor" - Hmm probably not, the few masterminds India does have are busy making big buck in west. "Let's teach the hacker a lesson" - By all means, lets see some action for a change :)
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ra the sun god (truthland )
02 Apr, 2012 12:57 AM
Indian government should put all the masterminds to set up a similar system. Indian governement is not weak unless they want to wipe out the name of India on the map. The person heading the system should be honored and fully supported. Teach the Chinese a lesson. They have gathered some currency working with America, and now want to destabilise India because they know that a united India will be hard to deal with.
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02 Apr, 2012 12:57 PM
India is less powerful than China hence scared of this chinese dragon. We are bowing to them cause we are copping out with their military power. Had this done by other than chinese, india would have surely threatened it.
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