Apr 09 2008

Chinese hackers able to access stand-alone computers in India

Published by at 6:06 pm under Uncategorized

According to Daily News Analysis India:

The Chinese hackers had even accessed some of the stand-alone secure computers on which senior MEA officials store secret notes on national policy and mission plans. Sources say these stand-alone computers may have been carelessly connected to the local area network and through it to the Internet giving hackers access.

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5 Responses to “Chinese hackers able to access stand-alone computers in India”

  1. saion 10 Apr 2008 at 4:48 am

    >Sources say the auditors were able to verify the details including internet protocol
    >addresses and the Media Access Control (MAC) addresses of the hackers, confirming
    > they originated in China.

    they got the MAC addresses too!? man, those indians are really technical

  2. Eastwoodon 10 Apr 2008 at 1:06 pm

    “Computer viruses hit one million ”

  3. Companion Sphereon 11 Apr 2008 at 7:44 am

    “A MAC address, also called hardware address, is a unique identification number that helps analysts trace the systems back to its country or location.”

    That’s funny, I was always under the impression it traces back to the manufacturer- in which case, my computer would probably look very Chinese too. (How could they even have MAC addresses of outside assailants- unless they connected to some sort of virtual LAN, which would be a relevant detail)

  4. jumperon 11 Apr 2008 at 8:27 am

    @Companion Sphere -

    I agree. Not sure how they obtained a remote MAC address. And I’m not sure how the MAC can be tied to a specific country. If any reader has more details about this, please feel free to post.

  5. Heikeon 11 Apr 2008 at 9:50 am

    This article denies that the attack took place but is so full of contradictions really not worth posting.

    Update 1201GMT: Fixed link to article.