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An espionage gang that infiltrated Indian government computer networks across the globe has been pilfering highly classified documents related to missile systems, national security assessments and the United Nations, according to researchers who tracked the intruders for eight months. The gang, dubbed the Shadow Network, was …


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  1. Manas Straw


    Indian civil servants are not savvy enough to leave USB keys / laptops on trains. Hence all this effort to infiltrate networks.

    I, for one, welcome our Network Infiltrating, espionaging, shadowy overlords.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Black Lotus

    and her super-hackers have been very busy lately.

  3. SisterClamp

    They can plunder all they like.......

    if the missile systems are anything like the systems integration work I've seen, nothing will work!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      like BAE?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Is it wrong

    that I have a real yearning to see what's in the Dalai Lama's emails?

    1. moonface
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      Reading the Dalai Lama's emails

      This is not wrong at all. The Dalai Lama sounds like a fascinating character. A real life modern day regenerating Oriental Time Lord. A bit like Dr Who but exiled to Earth for a bit longer and without the gadgets.

      Until Wikileaks gets hold of them we can only speculate on his recorded high jinx's with various celebrities and reminiscing on past lives and being back in the old days.

  5. Chris Miller

    One would hope

    that 'highly confidential' documents would not be stored on networks having Internet connectivity, let alone access to "Baidu Blogs". OTOH, if India have retained the British classification standards, then 'Secret' could include such sensitive information as last year's holiday rotas.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Dead Vulture

    One thing missing here....

    ...did they bother to notify the Indian goverment, or were they happy to allow people to steal information on missile technology?

  7. Anonymous Coward

    This is all lies

    Just try Googling "Chinese computer spy rings" and you will know I am right!

  8. Chris Hatfield

    China is taking over the world...

    ..that or skiddies will be selling India's nuclear secrets on eBay

    Govts need to watch out for all the 733t haxxors, amirite?

  9. Stratman


    Presumably that'll be Rogan Ghostnet

  10. Stevie


    First my mortgage bank, then my wife's health insurance company, and now I'm going to get a "Sorry, we've been hacked. Have a year's worth of credit monitoring on us" letter from the Dalai Lama?


  11. Richard Cartledge

    The zionist state?

    Using genuine British passports given by the agents who infest our government no doubt.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A little fear keeps you alive

    Beware of false flags leveraged as an excuse to attack Iraq

  13. gimbal


    Darn! and here, I was hoping that the story was going to point the way to some sort of Howard Hughes 2K - Oh well!

  14. M. Burns Silver badge

    Obviously it was the Chinese government

    No one else would care about Indian secrets. Well, except Pakistan.

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    The Next World War

    Will not be fought on the battlefields oe hCW men and wimmen pointing nasty guns at each other, the threat will instead travel the worlds telephone lines, where the miscreants will issue nasty little threats to bring down a country's economy.

    And you thought the UK MP expenses scandal was bad enough....

    Paris because the thought of down and dirty crossed my mind.....

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