China-Based Hackers Target Indian Diplomatic Files, FireEye Says


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Apr 13, 2013
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China-Based Hackers Target Indian Diplomatic Files, FireEye Says

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Hackers based in China are believed to be targeting India and its neighbors to obtain information on border disputes and diplomatic intelligence, according to cyber security company FireEye Inc.
“These attacks on India and its neighbouring countries reflect growing interest in its foreign affairs,” Bryce Boland, FireEye’s chief technology officer for Asia Pacific, said in the statement. The National Crime Records Bureau reported a 70 percent increase in cyber-crime cases in 2014, though the most common was the publication of information deemed to be “grossly offensive.” Those messages contained a script which would create a “backdoor” in infected machines, allowing access to programs without detection by security measures. The hackers were also active in April, about a month ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China, FireEye said.

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