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India’s government and military have suffered one of the worst cyber attacks in the nation’s history, after over 10,000 email accounts belonging to top officials were compromised, despite a warning from the country’s cyber security agency. The attack came on 12 July, four days after the government was warned by the National …

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Clever tactic

“We would not like to name the state actors but D4 — destroy, disrupt, deny and degrade — process was initiated and counter offensive launched,” the NTRO official told the Express.

And what exactly is a "counter offensive" supposed to do? Prevent 10,000 email accounts belonging to top officials from being compromised? Perhaps too clever by half.

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They

Should never have banned the porn sites......

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FAIL

Go to DEFCON "ARSED"!

“destroy, disrupt, deny and degrade”

Sounds like any standard civil servant's job description, really.

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I'm *so* happy that I've divested ...

... my bits of stock related to any company that has off-shored "tech support" to that neck of the woods.

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Re: I'm *so* happy that I've divested ...

It'd be easier if you just said "I'm so happy I sold all my stock".

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@Crazy Operations Guy (was: Re: I'm *so* happy that I've divested ...)

Emphasis has it's place. This is one of those places. IMO, of course.

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10,000 Indian government and military emails hacked .

10,000 Indian government and military emails were not HACKED. This is just shitty journalism.

There was probably ONE server hacked and that server contains "maybe" the possibilty to change the passwords or read email accounts.

Hacking ONE server really is not the same thing as hacking 10000 email accounts.

Ans no this is not a question of symantics.......

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Re: 10,000 Indian government and military emails hacked .

Er...

"This is not the first time when Indian government is under cyber attacks and being clueless about it, in past 294 Indian Government Websites were hacked at the beginning of 2012. The sites belong to various level of ministries within the Indian government setup."

To which extend were and are civil or military nuclear facilities compromised?

I'm honestly scared.

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spam them with what?...takeaway curry menus?

ok so someone has their emails and addresses

apart from the content, what are they possibly going to spam them with?

and if it is a takeaway offer, who will drive all that way to deliver?

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At least you know it's not going to be IP theft when India gets hit by these kinds of attacks ;)

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“Paramilitary forces were also badly hit, especially the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), as deployments were revealed."

Well that gives a pointer to where the attack came from!

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Says Who ?

AC Cointelpro, maybe ??

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Well that gives a pointer to where the attack came from!

Surely you're not implying his holeyness the Dalai Lama?

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Bet I know who Phil

believes lies behind the attack....

Henri

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