India and SE Asia victim of Chinese hackers for the last decade

If what FireEye which is one of the most reliable and trusted internet security companies said is to be believed, Indian has been a victim of cyber attack. A report by the company went on to say that a group of Chinese hackers have been targeting India and South East Asia for the last decade.

This has been undetected for not just a year or two, but for one full decade. This report has sent shock waves across the business community and also in the political circles across the nation.

A group of hackers in China have been targeting Indian and SE Asia for one decade. Security in the cyber space has become a major concern for developing and the developed nations in the world. Every now and then we come across nations becoming victims of cyber crime. A recent report by an internet security company has sent shock waves across the nation.

The report by the company also stated that the hackers first dubbed the APT30. This has enabled the hackers to successfully steal highly sensitive information. Governments, corporate houses and journalists it is observed have been targeted. It is also learnt that the hackers has been active from the year 2005 onwards.

However, it is rather surprising to learn that the hackers were interested in the South East Asian region only. The duration, in terms of time period the hacking was carried out and the targets of the hackers, makes researchers want to believe that this entire hacking episode is rather state sponsored by the government of China. Further, the interest of the focus group points out to China. Others want to believe that Chinese Communist Party has a role to play.

Whoever and whatever may be the reason for the entire hacking episode, it is very surprising that for many years put together, and this incident has gone undetected. This researchers say prompted the hackers to continue with their hacking techniques and infrastructure throughout the decade. FireEye also went on to say that the hackers were particularly active at a time the ASEAN meetings were scheduled.

When the various sections asked China to comment on this incident, China refused to react. However, history has it recorded that Beijing has many-a-times in the past denied such practices of virtual and physical spying.


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Nitika Munshi

Nitika is an MCA graduate and works as an all-around news writer at PC-Tablet. In free time, she works on Photoshop and plays GTA V on her Xbox. A tech-enthusiast at heart, she explores ways that businesses can leverage the Internet and move their businesses to the next level.