Indian Government Hit by Cyberattacks, China Mentioned but Not Appointed as Attacker

Officials say it's difficult to identify the culprit

India’s National Informatics Center (NIC) reveals that there have been attempts, “from time to time,” to penetrate the computer networks operated by the country’s government. 

The agency says the attacks apparently originate from a number of countries, including China.

However, unlike the United States and other countries which directly accused China, Indian authorities say it’s difficult to attribute the attacks to a particular county because the cybercriminals are using compromised computers and various techniques to hide their identities.

NIC reports that India has implemented several measures to protect industrial control systems after the notorious Stuxnet virus was discovered back in 2010.

The measures include the publication of alerts and advisories by the country’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), and partnerships between the government, ISPs and security vendors.

Last week, Indian officials promised that the country’s National Cyber Security Policy would be released soon.

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