Feb 15 2009

India: MEA cybersecurity nightmare and Chinese server

Published by at 7:47 am under India Attacks

Well, we now know why the Indian Ministry of External Affairs sent out the directive to stay off the internet.¬† An investigation has determined that over 600 of the ministry’s computers were infected by spyware that “can track or take control over user’s actions” and send duplicate emails to another email ID.

Sources noted that some of the compromised computers included the “sensitive” Pakistan section and the offices of “senior Secretaries” and “Joint Secretaries.” The initial investigation suggested that the server involved in this breach was located in China.

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