Chinese Hack Indian Army Computers Along Northeast Border
According to the Indian Intelligence Forces, Chinese intelligence agencies might have hacked into computer networks of army group -33 Corps - that is engaged in surveillance over India's north-eastern border touching China. It is suspected that they had installed malicious software (Trojans) that might have helped Chinese functionaries to scan confidential information.
The inference has been drawn from the fact that the Chinese intelligence agencies had access to vital information of a report prepared by the Indian Corps.
The intelligence hack initially came into notice during 2007. Just after the 33 Corps hacking incident, the Chinese apparently utilized India's analysis of distance between its military stations and disputed north-eastern boundary for own benefits. Notably, the most shocking fact was that Chinese had an exact information about some of the additional Indian bunkers too.
A Senior Army Official actually expressed this shock in a statement that dnaindia reported on November 4, 2009.
Nonetheless, following the recent hacking revelations, it is being strictly ensured that no additional breaches of this kind occur in future. One way to do this is not to utilize computer networks, instead install standalone PCs and avoid communication of sensitive information via the Internet, fax or phone.
With the unfortunate incidences having occurred intermittently, it's currently waiting time for India to see the government response. If the authorities gathers substantial cyber clues such as Trojan installations from a Chinese IP address to access the Indian computers, it would serve enough for bringing up the 'Cyber Intrusion" problem or a "Act of War" against India on an international platform like the United Nations Organization.
Evidently, India is currently one of the 3 nations within the Asia-Pacific region that have been the most affected by malicious cyber operations.
If China increases its aggression against India, there could be retaliation from India that could result in a war in full form on the territorial boundaries. It therefore remains a discrete fact that there is certain "Risk of War with China.
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