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Chinese hackers break into India's top secret files

Tuesday, 06 April 2010, 10:25 Hrs   |    12 Comments
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Chinese hackers break into India's top secret files
New York: A new report called 'Shadow in the Clouds' by Canadian and American researchers based at the University of Toronto has revealed that a spy operation called 'Shadow Network' based out of China has tapped into top secret files of the Indian government.

Among the systems leaked out could be Shakti, the just introduced advanced artillery combat and control system of the Indian Army and the country's new mobile missile defence system called the Iron Dome, reports PTI. In the investigations conducted over eight months, the report claimed that systematic cyber espionage was carried out from servers located in China that "compromised" government, business, academic and other computer network systems in India.

The report finds that Indian government related entities, both in India and throughout the world, had been thoroughly compromised. These included computers at Indian embassies in Belgium, Serbia, Germany, Italy, Kuwait, the U.S., Zimbabwe, and the High Commissions of India in Cyprus and the United Kingdom. "These include documents from the Offices of the Dalai Lama and agencies of the Indian national security establishment," the report said.

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Reader's comments(12)
1: wait a min.... this can also be a fake report generated by new york n canadian researchers . they might be befooling us or in turn themselves trying 2 invade into our security systems.
m saying dis coz i don't trust america at all
Posted by:manoj - 19 Aug, 2010
2: holy crab

why is india such stupid why they keep there private
data over a network or can say system which is
on a network no matter lan,wan or internet
the indian sys.admin. must keep these thing in mind
that any thing is possible in world of hacking
atip - never keep your very private data on a network
u must use a fresh system with no access from any
network and must runing with suse on rhel
windows is totally weird in all matterz
Posted by:shh - 26 May, 2010
3: Why is India so stupid? The first stupid mistake was to allow th chingy pigs to fly over india in the early 60's 70s and take pictures and over run some part of India. Now this. Is Manmohan Singh sleeping?
Posted by:Murugappan - 17 Apr, 2010
4: Indians should ashamed of this. we should show our revenge to them
Posted by:shankarlingaraj - 07 Apr, 2010
5: Dear Editor
I was astonished and deeply hurt by this news.If it is true it is a very serious concern to Indias security may i urge the following
Form a high powered defense commite with defense ministry of india ,and the three chiefs (army,airforce,navy) identify the network ,assets and footprint of computer networks.ask professors or students at Indian Statistical Institute Calcutta ,IISC to develop sophisticated and properitery encryption decryption alogirthms using pure MATHEMATICS.
HCL technologies has strong software and hardware capacity (Software engineers),TCS,INFOSYS have excellent Business Analysts,Project Managers,classify the project as top and do security vetting ,disclosures etc.
Make them to work as a team ,and deploy such filters at network layers,os layers(between kernel and application) ,application layers
rama mohana rao anne
sydney australia
Posted by:rama mohana rao anne - 06 Apr, 2010
brother good comment but these comments were seen by net users like us but not by indian government a way to reach this to government all the best we need people like u for suggestions
kotesh Replied to: rama mohana rao anne - 07 Apr, 2010
7: What IT superpower? Oh................ More like back office superpower.
Posted by:Agupt - 06 Apr, 2010
8: testing
Posted by:rama anneq - 06 Apr, 2010
9: Is Indian government and defense establishment doing anything to stop these kind of cyber spying? I hope so.

From this article one can only infer that Indian government and defense folks did not even know that these was going on? Some Canadian and American researchers in the University revealed such spying. And we call ourselves the IT powerhouse? Really? Think again.
Posted by:VGS - 06 Apr, 2010
10: I am sure they are getting support from Pakistan. India have very hostile neighbours. Terror threats inside as well as outside on top of them naxalites.
Posted by:Sameer - 06 Apr, 2010
First is we should be perfect and protect ourselves and country and then talk about others... I agree with Koot as our country is filled with such people who just think of blaming others and are corrupted.
Kool Replied to: Sameer - 06 Apr, 2010
what you can expect in coutry where people are narrow minded and corruption is prevailaing at every possible stage.. hence, national security is compromised !
koot Replied to: Sameer - 06 Apr, 2010