• Chinese hackers most likely targeting India: experts


    NEW DELHI: Cyber spies most probably based in China have been snooping on Indian government bodies and universities since 2012 for sensitive material on its rival neighbor, Internet security company FireEye said on Friday. FireEye said the hackers seemed particularly interested in India’s border dispute with neighboring giant China as well as information on Tibetan activists. “Its targets appear to be of particular interest to the Chinese government, such as Tibetan activists,” a company spokesman told Agence France-Presse. “It’s also well resourced and works around the clock. We found indicators in their malware that the group behind it may speak Chinese,” the spokesman said. The hackers sent phishing emails with attachments containing a script called watermain which when opened allowed them to infect and access computers. FireEye said this particular problem with India’s cyber security systems has been “patched.”


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