Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

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Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Postby Rishirishi » 08 Jul 2020 23:06

No matter what you do, manufacture the hardware or even the software will not be 100% secure. Only way is to develop own communication protocols and avoid connection to the internet.

As for soldiers, they should not use smartphones at all. Because all apps can get some info. Even just logging on the Gmail will give a great profile of the soldiers. They can figure out their whereabouts, who they are with, their mood (by what they are searching). With this info they can predict the movement of military units and hardware, they can figure out profiles that are easy to corrupt and what they need the money for.

I would be surprised if IA soldiers are allowed to have smartphones at all.

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Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Postby schinnas » 08 Jul 2020 23:35

Indian govt should make KoiOS based phones and provide basic apps either made by GoI or made by Indian industry and vetter by GoI. Govt can fully control Internet and data usage on those phones.

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Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Postby Manish_P » 27 Jul 2020 17:46

Need to be equally vigilant about non-chinese apps and websites

How a Chinese agent used LinkedIn to hunt for targets

Jun Wei Yeo, an ambitious and freshly enrolled Singaporean PhD student, was no doubt delighted when he was invited to give a presentation to Chinese academics in Beijing in 2015.

His doctorate research was about Chinese foreign policy and he was about to discover firsthand how the rising superpower seeks to attain influence.

After his presentation, Jun Wei, also known as Dickson, was, according to US court documents, approached by several people who said they worked for Chinese think tanks. They said they wanted to pay him to provide "political reports and information". They would later specify exactly what they wanted: "scuttlebutt" - rumours and insider knowledge.

That was how Dickson Yeo set off on a path to becoming a Chinese agent - one who would end up using the professional networking website LinkedIn, a fake consulting company and cover as a curious academic to lure in American targets.


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Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Postby Sonugn » 17 Sep 2020 19:48

Bug targets critical govt computers at cyber hub NIC, email from Bengaluru firm is suspect

Well,

This breach is at NIC MeiTY & what they do is setup ICT/Security infra.at various GOI departments. It is highly likely that they will have project related files like project plans, network/security designs & policy documents. The issue was found out "when a user could not access his email", if true, his means there is a potential lack of proactive security/end point monitoring systems. If data has been exfiltrated consider that the Chinese (assuming it be them) will have a great understanding of the design/implementation/security of all the projects executed by NIC

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Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Postby Sonugn » 24 Sep 2020 19:52

India is no superpower in Cyberspace, claims Harvard report
Of the 30 countries analysed in the report, India ranked at number 21. The top five most powerful countries in cyberspace according to the report (in particular order) are the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Russia and the Netherlands.

The National Cyber Power Index (NCPI) is a composite index of two broad factors - capacity and intentions. These two factors are based on seven sub-parameters - Defence, Offence, Surveillance, Control, Intelligence, Commercial and Norms. In none of the factors stated above does India fare anywhere in the top. The full report can be found here.

India ranked 24th in the Defence category, 29th in Control, 15th in intelligence, 12th in Norms, 26th in surveillance and 19th in commercial parameters. There were 13 such countries including India, which neither show intent nor build capabilities in the 'offence' or destructive intents and capabilities.

Good article.

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Re: Indian Cyber Warfare Discussion

Postby Manish_P » 20 Nov 2020 14:27

October 12 blackout was a sabotage

Last month’s power outage in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) was possibly the result of a sophisticated sabotage attempt involving foreign entities, a probe carried out by the state police’s cyber cell has revealed.

The month-long probe detected presence of multiple “suspicious log – ins” into the servers connected with power supply and transmission utilities by accounts operating from Singapore and a few other south Asian countries. The state police is now coordinating with national agencies to determine if these “intrusions, interferences” were part of a coordinated effort aimed at crippling the country’s financial capital.

A source who is privy to the probe, said hackers have been trying to target the country’s power utilities since February. In June, a swarm of 40,000-plus hacking attacks by non-state groups purportedly operating from China had used a type of malware to access and then encrypt sensitive data of targeted private and public entities. A power supply provider in Jammu and Kashmir had also come under the hackers’ attack.


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