40,000 cyber-attacks attempted by China

Reported by: |Updated: June 24, 2020

Hackers based in China have made more than 40,000 cyber-attacks on India’s IT infrastructure and banking sector in the last 5 days, according to sources in Maharashtra police’s cyber wing. The officers in the wing had collected information about the hacking attempts and found out that most of them originated from Chengdu area in China. This comes at a time when tension between India and China are at an all-time high after both countries engaged in violent clashes in eastern Ladakh earlier this month resulting in the death of 20 Indian Army jawans. The government has asked citizens to remain alert against phishing attacks that could be used to steal personal and financial information in the garb of official communication on coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The Indian security agencies have also identified more than 50 China mobile apps which pose a threat to India’s security.

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