Anonymous hackers allegedly gained access to the servers of Indian Embassy in Paris, and stole a large number of official documents in the past month. Later, the hackers posted the files, including a proposal to persuade the company Airbus to develop local civil aviation, as well as descriptions of visits to Paris, officials, ministers and representatives of the intelligence on the site to demonstrate how vulnerable these servers.
The hacker, who published the files, said that they are stored on the servers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the world.
“There are no particularly important papers, apparently, was not stolen. But the disturbing fact that the attackers managed to enter the secure servers. We have warned the various government departments. We also investigate the origin of the attack, and how these documents were in the open access, “- said the source.
In the Indian Embassy in Paris said they did not know about the incident, and would not want to comment on it.
Dr. Gulshan Rai on, the director of the Indian Computer Emergency Response (CERT-In), failed to make a comment, despite several attempts to contact him. CERT-In – this is the central national agency for cases involving computer security.
The report also says hackers that they were able to crack the Indian embassy servers not only in Paris but also in Canberra and New Delhi. Documents U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) and the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), too, had been stolen and posted on a public website.
Even hackers managed to get the document the committee on development of national civil aviation under the leadership of G. Madgavana Nair, who in a letter to the embassy in Paris, pointed out the possible co-operation with Airbus in the development of the local civil aviation.
In more than 400 MB of data included details of official delegations and government visits to France, the meetings at the Embassy of Indian companies located in France, and the issues they raised.