Breaking News: India targeted in biggest-ever cyber attack by China

In the biggest-ever series of cyber attacks uncovered, hackers were found to have broken into the networks of the Indian government, United Nations and US defence firms.
Security company McAfee, which discovered the intrusions, said it believed there was one "state actor" behind the attacks but declined to name it. However, one security expert said the evidence points to China as some of the targets had information that would be of particular interest to Beijing.

The long list of victims in the five-year campaign include the governments of India, the US, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam and Canada. One of the longest attacks was on the Olympic Committee of an Asian nation in the run-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said an expert. In the case of the UN, the hackers broke into the system of its secretariat in Geneva in 2008, hid there for two years, and combed through secret data.
News source- Times of India.
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