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ISRO Received Cyber Security Breach Alert

BP World Bureau | Nov 06 2019 12:26:44 PM
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was alerted of a possible breach by suspected malware, received intelligence from a US-based cybersecurity company.

The National Cyber Coordination Centre identified the malware called Dtrack which breached ISRO as well as the Kudankulam plant of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). 

Dtrack malware is designed to steal data and will have complete control on infected devices including domain controllers which are the server computer that responds to security authentication requests of people.

There were concerns regarding the involvement of the malware and the failure to establish communication with Chandrayaan-2 during lunar landing. 

There is also an overall concern regarding the cybersecurity after it was revealed that several politicians, journalists and activists were being hacked and watched by spyware via WhatsApp. 

Read: Opposition Parties To Meet President Over WhatsApp Surveillance Row 

Israeli based NSO's technology Pegasus was used for hacking the politicians and activists.WhatsApp filed a lawsuit citing the hacking. Opposition parties have also intended to keep the controversy alive by meeting President Ramnath Kovind and seek his intervention.