Jun 23 2008

Chinese hackers cause India’s military to ramp up security

Published by at 8:21 pm under Uncategorized

This is a very good summary of Chinese hacker attacks on India, to include speculation on mapping of their information infrastructure:

China’s intensified cyber warfare against India is becoming a serious threat to national security. The desire to possess ‘electronic dominance’ over India has compelled Chinese hackers to attack many crucial Indian websites and over the past one and a half years, they have mounted almost daily attacks on Indian computer networks – both government and private.

In October 2007, for example, Chinese hackers defaced over 143 Indian websites. Phishing is a term derived from fishing, and is a fraudulent activity on the Internet to acquire personal information. In phishing, the hackers use spoofed e-mails to lure innocent Internet users and get their personal information like bank account number, credit card details, and password and so on.

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3 Responses to “Chinese hackers cause India’s military to ramp up security”

  1. Graydon McKeeon 24 Jun 2008 at 9:57 am

    This also has some serious implications for companies who have chosen to outsource to Indian companies. If critical information is being stored and processed by systems located in environments being targeted by hackers then it is at risk. I don’t mean to pick on India though. The fact that the environment is being targeted is, I believe the key factor.

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  3. Heikeon 24 Jun 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Graydon,

    I agree and we should not just limit the thought to India. Chinese hackers have started and industry, all private companies both big and small should be worried about this.