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Coronavirus, China ask New Delhi’s help to stop Bitter cyber attacks

China asks New Delhi’s help to stop India’s Bitter APT cyber attacks against its medical organisations that are countering the coronavirus

China asks help to India to counter cyber attacks, while trying to manage the coronavirus issue. According to cyber security experts, Beijing critical infrastructures, especially medical organizations, recently suffered waves of hackers attacks. Its seems is the work of an Indian APT, that exploited a phishing scheme sent by email to infiltrate in the targeted network. The aim could be cyber espionage. Moreover, this happened, while the country is countering the New China Virus outbreak. So, the national authorities activate the cooperation framework with New Delhi on cyber security, established in November 2019. In that occasion, India was targeted by cybercrime and state-sponsored groups. An APT targeted Kudankulam nuclear power plant and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

The APT is targeting China at least since march 2019. The last campaign exploits documents related to the New China Virus outbreak as bait. But any damage to the Chinese medical organisations could impact not only the country but also all the rest of the world

According to the cyber security experts, the Indian APT Bitter hackers since march 2019 has launched campaigns against chinese targets. Both government’s agencies and organizations. So, they are suspected of being behind the phishing offensive related to coronavirus. The group exploits documents titled “Preventive measures to cope with coronavirus” and “Application form of Wuhan passengers” as bait. The aim is to steal sensitive information by tricking people into visiting a website carrying a virus. Furthermore, the attacks paralyze computing systems and obtain sensitive medical data, according to 360 Security Technology quoted by Global Times. Moreover, it happens in the worst moment, in which Beijing is countering the New China Virus outbreak, and any damage  to it’s medical infrastructures could impact not only the country, but also all the rest of the world.

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