India launched cyberattacks against China, Pakistan: report

Attacks reportedly target sensitive military departments


News Desk/APP November 24, 2021

BEIJING:

A Chinese cybersecurity company recently released a report mentioning that a state-level hacking organisation in India was launching cyberattacks against China and Pakistan, targeted at sensitive military departments.

The report mentioned in an article written by the Secretary-General of the Cyberspace International Governance Research Center Lu Chuanying, published in the China Military Online, stated that this was not the first time Indian hacking organisations had launched cyberattacks on other countries.

Chuanying cautioned that "rampant cyber-attacks launched by Indian hacking organisations against neighbouring countries have caused serious adverse effects on regional security and stability, and will create major hurdles to the future cybersecurity cooperation of international organisations, such as, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and BRICS."

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The secretary-general urged the international community to demand New Delhi to stop such cyberattacks. He said that "by launching online attacks against its neighbouring countries so unscrupulously, India risks violating the cyber codes worked out by the UN Group of Governmental Experts (NGGE) and relevant provisions of international law."

Earlier this month an article published in Global Times, also stated that investigations conducted by several of China's leading cybersecurity companies found a sophisticated network operating from India that "constantly attacked defense and military units as well as state-owned enterprises in China, Nepal and Pakistan over the past few years." 

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