Indian and Japanese Government Sites Attacked by Chinese Cyber Criminal

Indian and Japanese Government Sites Attacked by Chinese Cyber Criminal

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Asia Bizz: A report released by the IT security firm Trend Micro on March 30, 2012 stated that websites of the Indian government and the Tibetan activists in the country are under attack in a cyber attack campaign. The report added that the campaign is engineered by a Chinese hacker, working with one of the World’s largest e-tailers Tencent.

The report released by the Japanese network security firm mentioned that the Luckycat cyber campaign has been linked to 90 attacks in the recent past against the targets in India as well as Japan. The Luckycat has been able to compromise about 233 computers in recent times, many of which are in India.

Baburaj Varma, the Head Technical Services India & SAARC , Trend Micro said that they are able to track elements of this campaign to hackers based in China. Varma added that the victims include the Indian military research Organizations and Shipping companies, besides aerospace, energy and engineering companies in Japan.

The online records say that the owner of the attack alias is Gu Kaiyuan, who is a former graduate student from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. The reports also say that the hacker might have even recruited students to work on the University’s research involving computer attacks.