Is China Helping Pakistani Hackers Launch Cyber Attacks On India?

Attempts reportedly being made to steal critical infrastructure and strategic data.

Sohil Nikam

September 29, 2020

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A suspected Pakistan-based and China-backed hacker group named Transparent Tribe is apparently behind a cyber attack campaign called ‘Operation Sidecopy,’ which is described as a coordinated attempt to steal critical infrastructure and strategic data by sending phishing emails and using remote access malware. This comes from an observation by Seqrite, the cybersecurity solutions arm of Quick Heal. It has found that the signature tools used in Operation Sidecopy indicate the involvement of Transparent Tribe.

One of the signatures of Transparent Tribe happens to be the remote server hosting that the collective uses, according to Seqrite. Himanshu Dubey, the Director of Quick Heal Security Labs, has said, “Till now, this attack has been only seen targeting India. The Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs), as well as Decoy documents that we analysed, were crafted specifically in Indian context.” He has also said that all of Seqrite’s findings have been shared by the company with the Indian Government.

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