India’s security interests have in recent times been under serious threat by multiple cyberattacks from Pakistan-based hacker groups targeting the country’s critical infrastructure and government servers.These attacks eclipse the earlier ‘nuisance value’ acts of vandalising Indian websites and demonstrate a step-up of Pakistan’s cyber capabilities. They should be seen in conjunction with its persistent anti-India cyber disinformation campaigns such as those pertaining to Kashmir and Indian interests in Afghanistan. This stepped-up activity comes in the backdrop of Islamabad’s new cyber security policy and expanded digital cooperation with China, as Sameer Patil and Aditya Bhan have brought out in an article for Mumbai-based think-tank Gateway House. (Read More)
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