A newly-discovered information theft campaign in India has stolen passport scans, photo IDs, and tax information from 160 Indian military officers, military attaches stationed in the said country, consultants, and resellers. Some evidence suggests that the attackers are based out of Pakistan, although no evidence suggests ties to the government.
This operation was not particularly sophisticated, however it was still able to acquire sensitive information that was probably acquired from restricted sources within the Indian government. This shows that targeted attacks don’t need to be well-planned operations backed by a big budget and sufficient resources. What attackers may lack in technical sophistication, they can make up for through tenacity, persistence, and clever social engineering.Read More