Indian Government is facing cyber attacks by a hacking gang funded by the Chinese government

Individuals were the target of the Chinese hacker group’s emails that contained links to phishing sites with straightforward PDF files. Frequently, the emails gave recipients the option to preview or download files by clicking on the links. For the preceding three years, RedAlpha has conducted credential-phishing operations using massive operational infrastructure clusters to support campaigns.
Worldwide governments, NGOs, and news organizations have been the targets of attacks by a hacking gang allegedly funded by the Chinese government, including India’s National Informatics Centre (NIC). These targets received emails, and when they were opened, the login details were taken. alpha, a company that manages the broader IT infrastructure and services used by the Indian government, routinely spoofs the NIC login pages. The hacker group weaponized at least 350 websites in a single year.

The China-sponsored hacking group impersonated several international governmental, think tanks, and humanitarian organizations that “fall within the strategic interests of the Chinese government,” including 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 others.

According to a study by the cybersecurity company Recorded Future, the gang has also explicitly targeted particular members of the Tibetan and Uyghur communities as well as organizations within those communities. In recent years, RedAlpha “has also shown a specific interest in spoofing political, governmental, and think tank organizations in Taiwan, perhaps to collect political intelligence,” the report claims.

 




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