Blog Posts Tagged with "India"


India on Stuxnet Alert

June 19, 2012 Added by:Gregory Hale

The Indian government authorized two agencies to carry out state-sponsored attacks if necessary. The Indian National Security Council is currently finalizing plans that would give the Defense Intelligence Agency and National Technical Research Organization the power to carry out unspecified offensive operations...

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Growing Mistrust of India’s Biometric ID Scheme

May 14, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

In India, a massive effort is underway to collect biometric identity information for each of the country’s 1.2 billion people. The incredible plan has stirred controversy in India and beyond, raising serious concerns about the security of individuals’ personal data...

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Operation Luckycat Targets Tibet, Japan and India

April 02, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Of course, the involvement of Gu Kaiyuan doesn't prove the campaigns are officially sponsored by the Chinese government, but the targets chosen leads the experts believe that the Beijing government is behind the Operation Luckycat attacks...

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Symantec: Emails Part of Law Enforcement Sting Operation

February 07, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

"The e-mail string posted by YamaTough was actually between them and... law enforcement. YamaTough actually reached out to us, first, saying that if we provided them with money, they would not post any more source code. At that point... it was a clear cut case of extortion..."

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Update: Alleged Source Code Thieves Attempt to Extort Symantec

February 06, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Anonymous-aligned hacker YamaTough, the spokesperson for the hacktivist group “The Lords of Dharmaraja”, falsely accused Symantec of attempting to bribe the group in order to prevent the release of source code for the company's PCanywhere product, among others...

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pcAnywhere Source from 2006 Still Alive and Kicking

January 26, 2012 Added by:Keith Mendoza

Even if a complete software rewrite is done, it's not really a complete rewrite. Someone in the development team--usually the person who was working on the last version before the so-called rewrite--will copy parts of code from the old source code...

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The 2006 Theft of Symantec's Source Code - Response and Repercussions

January 26, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Symantec has acknowledged that source code for multiple products was stolen in 2006. The worst part is that Symantec was clueless about the theft of its own source code for almost six years, which means that thousands of customers were clueless as well...

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Cyber Espionage: A Buzzword-Term Often Overused

January 23, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The Cuckoo’s Egg”, which happened in 1986, is the first "documented” case of computer espionage that is not classified. Cliff Stoll was asked to look into an accounting error on a University system and ended up finding and tracking an asset for the KGB...

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Hacker to Release Symantec's PCAnywhere Source Code

January 16, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

YamaTough, spokesperson for the hacktivist group “The Lords of Dharmaraja”, informed Infosec Island of plans to release source code for Symantec's PCAnywhere. The release is to be made prior to the threatened exposure of the full source code for the Norton antivirus...

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First Documented Case of Cyber Espionage?

January 15, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

Thanks to a hacker group in India, Infosec Island has source material that demonstrates wide spread cyber espionage on the part of the Indian Government which the hackers may publish. This is a historically significant development for those of us who track cyber espionage...

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Exclusive: Interview With Hacker YamaTough

January 13, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Update: “The Lords of Dharmaraja” claim to have released the source code for Symantec's Norton Utilities as was threatened earlier today. The alleged data dump has not been confirmed, and company officials have not yet released a statement. Exclusive interview with YamaTough here...

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The Lords of Dharmaraja Faked Indian Gov't Memo

January 12, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

I compared the emails in the .bat archive of Mr. Reinsch with emails allegedly collected through RINOA SUR against multiple USCC commissioners and they were identical, either a tremendous coincidence or evidence that YamaTough has invented this entire scandal...

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Exclusive: Indian Intelligence Infiltrated US Government Networks

January 10, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Infosec Island received sixty-eight sets of usernames and passwords for compromised US government network accounts which “The Lords of Dharmaraja” said were acquired from servers belonging to India’s Ministry of External affairs and the National Informatics Centre...

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Rim, Nokia and Apple Providing Government Back Doors

January 09, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Some Indian Military internal documents were found that refer to a surveillance project called RINOA SUR, which stands for RIM, Nokia and Apple. The project is related to a platform used to spy on the USCC - the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission...

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Symantec Gets Pwn3d: The Fallout

January 06, 2012 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

YamaTough provided Infosec Island with compelling evidence that he did indeed have the secret sauce and planned to release it in order to embarrass Symantec over Indian government policies towards obtaining source code to eavesdrop on cell phones and other communications...

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Cyber India: A Country Full of Contradictions

January 05, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

India is increasingly targeted for cyber espionage, cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, but its response to the same is not so energetic. Consider that India still has not formulated a cyber warfare policy and, as usual, the word cyber security, in the country has no meaning...

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