News Tech: Attacks by a hacking group purportedly supported by the Chinese government have targeted governments, NGOs, news outlets, and think tanks around the world, including India’s National Informatics Centre (NIC). Emails were sent to these targets, and once opened, the login information was stolen.
The hacking group weaponised some least 350 domains last year alone. The China-sponsored hacking group spoofed organisations such as the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Amnesty International, the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Radio Free Asia (RFA), the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), and other global Government, think tank, and humanitarian organisations that “fall within the strategic interests of the Chinese Government”.
RedAlpha, an organisation that oversees the Indian Government’s larger IT infrastructure and services, frequently spoofs the login pages for NIC.
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