DRDO’s website attacked! Chinese hackers blamed

On the one side, China is growing faster and gradually establishing itself as a potential threat to other economies whereas on the other hand issues like hacking adds worry. According to Mumbai newspaper, the official website of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been breached by Chinese hackers.

Thousands of top secret files related to Cabinet Committee, on Security, have been stolen and posted on a server in Guangdong, reports Mumbai newspaper, DNA.

The breach was reportedly discovered in the first week of this month, when officials from India’s technical intelligence wing, National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), along with private Indian cyber security experts cracked open a file called “army cyber policy”.

The file was found attacked to hacked email accounts of senior DRDO officials that quickly spread through the system in a matter of seconds, thousands of top secret CCS files, and other documents related to surface-to-air missile and radar programmes from DRDL, a DRDO lab based in Hyderabad, among many other establishments.

Even the e-tickets of DRDO scientists who had travelled to Delhi in February were found on the server.
Intelligence officials also discovered documents of deals struck between DRDO and Bharat Dyamics Ltd, a defense PSU which makes strategic missiles and components.Other recovered files related to price negotiations with MBDA, a French missile manufacturing company.
The Chinese attack is believed to be officially sponsored.

Also, apart from DRDO files, sensitive data belonging to South Korea, Russia, and the United States were also found on the Chinese server. The server is suspected to be used for a specific purpose.
The underline questions still remains to be answered on our internal IT security?

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