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Pakistani Hackers Attack Critical Indian Government Installations

Written by Usman Aslam ·  30 sec read >

In recent news, a US-based threat intelligence firm, called Black Lotus Labs, stated that a group of Pakistani hackers had targeted different government installations which were of high value to India.

According to a report, this critical infrastructure belonged to India’s power sector and one government organization which were compromised by the hackers. This report was released in June which mentioned a suspected Pakistani threat actor that had executed a custom-developed framework to infiltrate multiple targets in India. This further included the installation of a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) which enables hackers to covert surveillance and unauthorized access to the target’s computers.

In addition, the hackers had utilized India-based URLs in order to avoid detection. According to Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs:
“Most of the organizations that exhibited signs of compromise were in India, and a small number were in Afghanistan.”

Written by Usman Aslam
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