Pakistani hackers attack Indian government websites

A Pakistani hacker socially designed a number of government departments in Afghanistan and shared a government computer in India to steal sensitive Google, Twitter and Facebook credentials from its targets and gained access to government portals, reported The Hacker News.
Malwarebytes’ latest findings detail new tactics and tools adopted by the APT group known as SideCopy.

“The decoys used by SideCopy APT are usually archive files that have embedded one of these files: LNK, Microsoft Publisher, or Trojanized Applications,” Malwarebytes researcher Hossein Jazi said, adding that the embedded files are designed for target government and military officials based in Afghanistan and India, according to the report.

Recently, Facebook promoter Meta took steps to block the group’s malicious activity on its platform by using romantic lures to compromise individuals with ties to the Afghan government, military and forces. order in Kabul.

Hackers attacked personnel associated with the President’s Administrative Office (AOP) of Afghanistan as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance and National Procurement Authority, resulting in theft of passwords social media and password protected documents.

SideCopy also broke into a shared computer in India and collected credentials from government and education departments.

The hacker siphoned off several Microsoft Office documents, including the names, numbers and email addresses of officials and databases with information relating to identity cards, diplomatic visas and asset registrations from government websites Afghan.

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