According to a latest report by US-based cyber security company Recorded Future, Chinese-state-sponsored hackers have targeted India’s power sectors in recent months to collect intelligence and hack have tried. According to the report released on Wednesday, hackers have targeted Indian power sectors near Ladakh.
Chinese hackers target India’s power grid and emergency response team
At the same time, Bloomberg has also said in view of this latest report that hackers have been responsible for conducting real-time operations for grid control and and electricity dispatch in areas located near the disputed India-China border in Ladakh. The Indian State Load Despatch Centers (SLDCs) were targeted.
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In addition, Bloomberg also reported that one of the load dispatch centers was previously attacked by another hacking group named RedEcho.
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The Recorded Future report also states, “Prolonged targeting of Indian power grid assets by Chinese state-linked groups provides limited economic espionage or conventional intelligence gathering opportunities.”
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According to this report, let us tell you that hackers from China have tampered with India’s National Emergency Response System and a subsidiary of a multinational logistics company.
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At the same time, according to the report of Recorded Future, in this hacking, a hacking group named TAG-28 has done this using a software called ShadowPad. The link-up of this group has also been with the Chinese political party People’s Liberation Army and the Ministry of Defense.
Jonathan Kondra, a senior manager at Recorded Future, said: “The way the hackers tried to infiltrate was unusual. He used the Internet of Things and cameras. The devices used to break into the system were from South Korea and Taiwan.