Chinese state-backed hackers targeted India's NIC in cyberattacks


Chinese government-backed hackers allegedly targeted India’s National Informatics Centre (NIC) in a cyberattack, according to a report released by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.


NIC is in charge of the Indian government's information technology (IT) infrastructure. A fake email login page resembling the NIC's email service was also discovered by the cybersecurity firm. All union ministers, parliamentarians, and key central government officials have access to the NIC's webmail service. The attack was allegedly carried out by a group called RedAlpha and targeted a number of humanitarian and government organisations, including Amnesty International, Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party, and foreign ministries in a number of countries.

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